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.


Hell Yes I'd Live In One Of These

A Swiss company has created a low-cost durable prefabricated house from recycled paper and cardboard. A home for two can be built for less than $5,000 and last for years. The house is supposed to be durable and last for generations. It comes complete with basic housing needs like plumbing, beds and more.

This isn't perfect and it's not intended to be but I have lived in a 400 square foot chicken coop that had all the amenities and it wasn't all that bad.

To me this is an example of what can be done. Innovations that challenge in this case conventional construction. We need different and less expensive ways of doing things as times get harder.

The same can be applied to a vehicle that is to be used for basic transportation.


  1. Hell yeah I would live in that. $5,000 what the hell did it cost in Katrine a million a person or something and most are still without. What the hell?

  2. Wow, FEMA should be looking into there. I'm sure they would rather easy to transport as well.
    Wonder if I could put one in my back yard for my kids to live in?

  3. I'd sure like to see more info about the material and its pricing. Sure looks like it has a future but if it can't be used practically in the field. . .