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.


One Mil On Terror Watch List - Time For A Change Here Too

Enigma at Watergate Summer has posted this below on an important issue that is easy to overlook but now can and should be changed. These smaller issues and when we're talking a million I guess it's not small when corrected can make a major difference in peoples lives. Thanks for that Enigma!

This is an issue that needs to be addressed, too many Americans are on this list to justify it's purpose. Their lives are restricted and monitored, their Freedoms are effected. There is NO proof that this List has in any way made America safer, it is Orwellian Paranoia to say that it has....People on the list suffer, they are restricted in Travel, "tagged" so they can not get credit or jobs....And yes, under Bush Activists and Concerned Citizens were placed on the List. IF you think you are on The List, do contact the ACLU.....and we do need Someone in DC to start working on repairing this situation. Link to article.


  1. It's about time Obama and Congress did something about this, the new Red Scare.

  2. I most definitely agree.