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.


Quick Charge This Battery News

U.S. engineers have found a way to make lithium batteries that are smaller, lighter, longer lasting and capable of recharging in seconds. Because they use older materials in a new way, the batteries could be available for sale in two to three years, a team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported on Wednesday in the journal Nature.

This sounds promising. There needs to be better batteries and the new generation of batteries will use lithium. This country must make a commitment to alternative energy quickly. And don't forget to be real nice to Evo down there in Bolivia where half the worlds lithium is found.


  1. That does sound very promising, especially the quick recharge time.

    Can you imagine recharging an electric car in a matters of minutes? That would be like filling the tank now.....well,for those who can afford to fill 'er up.

  2. Definitely good news for electric cars.

  3. You'd think folks would be tearing down walls to get at this research. However, I suspect that most will avoid it because of the chance it would hurt short term profit (no one would buy the "old style" batteries).
    I do hope someone will vigorously follow up - but I bet it will be someone outside the U.S.

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