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.


I Have A Hard Time Believing This

For years some people thought vaccinations caused autism. Now that notion has been discounted significantly by a series of research studies.

There is a fair amount of information with several links. The studies are cited for this and for that but fail in one respect in my opinion which is why I am very doubtful.

Never once is the word mercury mentioned. It wasn't the vaccines causing autism but the damn mercury that was being used as a preservative.


  1. Another sign that our health system is in crisis. The vaccines are made in single dose containers, but they are more expensive and anything that is required by schools has to be availalble for free. Hence the mercury.

    Mercury is also a by-product of coal-fired power plants. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil_fuel_power_plant

  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil_fuel_power_plant#Mercury

  3. Never once is the word mercury mentioned.

    You missed this one in the sidebar:
    Since 2001, with the exception of some influenza (flu) vaccines, thimerosal [mercury] is not used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines.
    [end quote]
    We've actually conducted a laboratory test of the effect of mercury in vaccines. There isn't any. Mercury has been gone for almost eight years now, with no effect on autism rates.

  4. The incidents that hit close to home for me Cujo happened before the mercury was removed.

    Science and mathmatics does nor lie but I am still skeptical about there not being a link between the two.

  5. Doesn't matter, One Fly. The mercury was removed, starting a decade or so ago, and there has been no drop in the rate of autism. Whatever it is, it isn't mercury in vaccines. It doesn't matter if the incidents you're referring to happened before or after.

    Given how early signs of autism begin appearing in children, I'd be surprised if there was any environmental influence on its appearance beyond prenatal conditions. But that's another argument. The case against mercury in vaccines is settled, and the verdict is that there was no case.