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.


Thinking About It

A good friend and co-worker just returned from Costa Rica and was gracious enough to share some of his pictures and video. Never have done a slide show before but it seems to be a fun way to look at more than a few quickly and if you click on the picture it goes to the place it can be viewed much larger. Great photos and both have the ocean the rain forest and a volcano plus more. I like this kind of stuff and it's a pleasant change from all this political shit that can get you down after daily assaults we get from all over. I was born 25 years too early but this has made my mind up that next winter I'm headed to the tropics some place for sure as it's been almost 30 years too long already.
Thank you Graham!


  1. I wouldn't wanna come back and with my luck they wouldn't let me stay.

  2. I don't want to fly so maybe drive into Mexico and settle for that.

  3. i have been to costa rica (maybe i should post a pic or two) and loved it

    you should go

  4. I'd like to see them DCap.