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.


Had Again

Dyre42 has put me on the hot seat.

The Rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’'ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Six random things about myself

1. Owned a longhair bar in a small conservative town in the early 70's. That was a trip.
2. Never been arrested but came ever so close on several occasions and each time certainly deserved to be.
3. If there was one vehicle associated with Ford I'd own it would be a original 427 AC Cobra.
4. On long drives much of the time the stereo is silent. It's like going to a movie for me.
5. RPCV since 1979. To this day still befuddled by what our society considers to be important in their lives.
6. It's been years since I have been ill or hurt very bad and have never spent a night in a hospital.

My tags for this fun little effort.

Carbondate at Command Post

Mr. Good at his site Left in Aboite

My blogger friend Pauline in the Ivory Coast. West Africa Wins Always

Reverend Manny

Montag @ The Burned Over District

RR at Left of Centrist


  1. RPCV = Returned Peace Corps Volunteer?

    I figured you didn't mean The Red Pepper Cryptic Virus.

    I didn't realize that was an acronym. Where did you serve?

  2. Ghana Cujo. Probably the best thing that ever happened to me. They gave you 2K when done as a "readjustment allowance". I say I'm continueing to readjust to this day.

    The country was a mess second highest inflation rate in the world at the time. Stayed two months longer as the borders and airport were closed as new currency was issued.

    That's why I enjoy Pauline's posts so much. Short and with a message along with great pictures.