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.



It was a good cruise today. About 450 from mountains to the ocean. Didn't make it to Santa Barbara and am staying in Pismo Beach. Only heard of it and I think I could live here. I'm pooped-this screwing off is hard work.

If you click on these they become huge.


  1. one fly- those are forking gorgeous photos!

  2. Beautiful pics, dude.
    Nice shot of the wild turkeys.

  3. It was so green on the way down-those pictures were not good at all. Along the coast it was very hazy and didn't think those would be any good and they turned out the best. What the hell do I know. That is one of the best roads ever! Those turkeys had no color at all.

  4. Love the picture of the road twisting back and forth. Whoever built that road must have had a lot of determination.

  5. I am a new mexican, through and through.

    But, if i had enough money, I'd live somewhwere on the Central Coast. Cayucos? Yeah, that'd do it...

  6. Next time you see the ocean....take a video and post so we can here the waves. Lovely photos!