This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.


Take a bit of a trip.

west africa wins always is a site I recently found written by Pauline who lives in Abidjan. This girl has the ability with a bit of imagination to take you into the world of what is West Africa along with great photos. This goes on my links list too because it's just good reading. Put "Where the hell is Matt" here once again as it's fun and both Matt and Pauline remind me so much how I wish to travel and revisit the tropics someplace as it's been so very long. The travel plans for me are driving back to the cornfield in the middle of a harsh winter to spend time with my Dad who at 88 is struggling. I'm glad I can do that.

1 comment:

  1. Dang Bud, you guy's got SNOW!

    So you're gonna have to drive back east?
    They closed most of the passes in the Cascades the other day, even the main one coming out of California into Oregon on I-5!
    I surely do hope you got four wheel drive and blankets and shovels and, and,and, shoot, you know more about gettin' around in that mess than I do.
    Give me a heads up before ya take off. I'll be thinkin' about ya.
    Hope yer Dad gets to feelin better too.