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.


Will There Be Walls Around This Too

At least 19 people have reportedly died in Wednesday's attacks near the presidential palace and the US embassy in the Afghan capital.

Azimy said that the attacks so close to the presidential palace showed that the Taliban can still hit any location. "Over a year ago that kind of attack could be a surprise, but not anymore."


  1. A pal of mine just moved to Kabul to teach at the American University there. He reported this morning on the attacks...

  2. Interesting-thanks for that Woody.

  3. The terrorists are just going to wind up the bs in Afghanistan.

    Russia's downfall was Afghanistan...those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. tsk...tsk..

  4. Afghan leader orders swift action on attackers

    These were coordinated joint attacks not on insignificant targets but on Justice and education ministries as well as the prison directorate that killed 26 and injured 57. This Kabul people the Saigon of South Vietnam. Obama better act quick with that reevaluation. Obama Putting Brakes on Surge in Afghanistan
    I feared it from the outset but I do not want to see a repeat of the evacuation of Saigon after we watched the failure in Vietnam.