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.


This Has Gotta Hurt

US anti-kidnap expert kidnapped in Mexico

If someone wants to fuck with you chances are good they'll get it done. The same here the example being that if our government wants you they can do whatever they want and there's not a damn thing you can do about it.


  1. Ouch, this story hurts me. But I'm glad I read it. Thanks for posting. BTW, I agree with your conclusion. I'm getting more pessimistic about the rule of law all the time.

  2. I hope we get our rights restored but will believe it when it happens.

  3. I think One Fly's point was a good one, PM Prescott. If this guy could be kidnapped, just about anyone could. The government has nearly infinite resources compared to even its richest citizens. If they want you badly enough, they can get you. Your only hope, I think, is to stay hidden, and even that must be pretty damn difficult by now.

    We gave the government this power with the understanding that they wouldn't abuse it. Somehow, we thought eliminating illegal drug use and terrorism was worth being completely at their mercy. They are now abusing that power. That's the problem.

    I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, but this is what worries me about what has happened in the last few years.

  4. If you're worried Cujo then I'm really worried.

  5. I fear that there may be no "safe" place to hide. Someone somewhere will know something.