4/16/17
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.

11/20/08

Diabetes And The Third World

Accra, Nov. 19, GNA- Health experts have expressed worry over the steady but increasing figures in diabetes cases among children and adolescents in the country.

While in Ghana a Ghanain acquaintance had not been seen for a while. When I did run across him he did not look well and he told me he had diabetes and there was no medicine for him. He died shortly after that.

This was over 30 years ago. As the leader of the world our country can do better in respect to preventable and treatable diseases as a measure of good will around the globe rather than a country who is the best at starting unnecessary wars.

1 comment:

  1. Diabetes has doubled here as well. It's a disease which is preventable in many cases anywhere in the world if not treatable with a minimum of cost.

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