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.


She's Back

Being Bukola Bravely is back from holiday in her home country of Nigeria. I very much enjoy reading posts from West Africa having lived in Ghana for two plus years as a PCV. If it were possible for me to live there for a time I would be packing now. Pauline writes such good stuff I look for her posts daily. Bukola has put up several great pieces one about electricity that is relevant to here in some ways not just yet but in the future as our economy grows worse we will see our infrastructure and services deteriorate. Maybe this young lady will educate us somehow in the differences of our two country's and what is really important in life a perspective that can only come from experiencing it yourself. Americans think the rest of the world revolves around them. That is not the case and life here is changing and will continue to do so. So Bukola I beg you to post plenty o. In any case you may rest assured Lagos is jumping just now. Welcome back!

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