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.


Chalk One Up For Our New Interior Secratary

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today ordered his department to cancel 100,000 acres of Bush administration-issued oil and gas leases around national parks in Utah. The parcels are near Arches and Canyonlands national parks, Dinosaur National Monument and Nine Mile Canyon.

I was never a fan of our former senator because he voted with the bushy's on important issues. He has somewhat redeemed himself with this action he took today. So much so until he screws up again I will use his real last name instead of Saladbar which is what he deserved.

This is a very good thing folks. There was outrage in this area that these places were going to be spoiled from oil and gas drilling and exploration. A playground for tens of thousands from around the world who come to visit and leave in amazement at the wonders they have just experienced.

Thank you Secretary Salazar!!


  1. Sorry, typo! Yeah! I probably saw the pictures of the parks here but it pissed me off that he was going to allow drilling there. This is good news!
    I understand a lot of the offshore areas that were okayed will be shut off too if they have not been already!

  2. This is great. I wonder how this might affect that young activist who disrupted the land auction by bidding up and purchasing all the land rights from the oil/gas companies?

  3. I do not remember seeing anything about this BE.