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.


Reading This Makes Me Sick

Former residents of the Florida School for Boys in Marianna believe that the shallow graves, which date to the 1950s and 1960s, contain the crushed skulls and broken bones of fellow inmates, confirming that staff meted out brutal punishment to boys as young as 8 for such “crimes” as singing or eating an extra pancake for breakfast.

How people can treat other humans and in this case kids never ceases to amaze me.


  1. a poisoned environment and a poisoned culture breeds poisoned minds and acts. yeah, I'm a cynical.

  2. person. a cynical and befuddled person

  3. So sad. I'm wonder if those who meted out these punishments are also against abortion. Same kind of mindset

  4. I wonder too. Chances are probably good it's so.

  5. When I first heard this a month or so ago I cried. Just little kids, they.were.just.little.kids.

  6. I have long since stopped being amazed at the evil that people will do to the weak and the powerless who are under their thumbs.