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.


Same Old Song From Afghannystan

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I am in the middle of a one year tour in the hell hole. I been here for almost 6 months. I am a combat soldier so i am saying for the record....its Hopeless. im up and down the Pakistan border every day.we win every engagement, and the taliban hide from us but the afghans dont want to stand up for themselves. it will never end. Oh, i almost forgot...Its a contractors heaven over here. the us govt is throwing away billions on contractors. Its a money grab for them.

Who knows if this is for real but it sure sounds like the same old song heard many times before.

I wonder about the contractor situation and I have to assume it's the same or worse than it was in Iraq.

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  1. Who can tell if this is real or not. Some things are undisputable though: the "peace dividend" of the nineties must have been invested in derivitives via Bernie Madoff. War is a business and a very profitable one for some. Afganistan =s Big Profits. Support your country, support the troops, support American "exceptionalism": go shopping early and often. Buy! Buy! Buy! It's good for the war machine.