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.

1/29/09

It's Literally A Shit Hole On Jumeirah Beach In Dubai

A noxious tide of toilet paper, raw sewage and chemical waste has transformed Dubai’s most prestigious stretch of shoreline into a foul-smelling health hazard.

Reading this damn near made me nauseous. The worst I ever saw was Korle Bu lagoon in Accra,Ghana. A giant septic tank lagoon. It was black and so very nasty. This situation is damn near as revolting. Now they're trying to pin blame.

All the money in the world couldn't get it right.

4 comments:

  1. HA! rich mofos lacked the foresight on this one... they have so much more over there... That's like the hamptons of the international hamoptons (i.e. Dubai). Screw em. Halliburton, Raytheon, KBR and Blackwater all hide their money there. Not to mention numerous ultra-violent strongmen and arms dealers. Screw em.

    My heart goes out to the people who live near the Kurle Bu lagoon. Maybe they can build a whole island on it and move the local crazies out there, to live on the landfill. That's what we did out here in NYC (hence Staten Island).

    One Love. Keep the great blogs coming. Took me a while to update my blogroll, and I finally got you up there. Thanks for all your great work. This is definitely a daily read for me.

    One Love. One Hope. One Struggle.
    --Reverend Manny and the Twilight Empire

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  2. Thanks for the link R.Manny. I enjoy your posts as well.

    Could you please change the link to outta the Cornfield instead of the OC Forum.
    Thanks,tb

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  3. Accra is one of the cities mentioned in Mike Davis' "Planet of Slums." It's a grim read, but well worth reading.

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  4. Nunya-it's been a long time but I bet it is close to the same. Need to get to the library.

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