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.


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Pauline has been away but today she posted this.

I enjoy short stories so much of personal everyday happenings with a twist maybe more. If you want to be entertained with a true to life experience in Africa as a non-tourist take a couple minutes and go read. It might make your day.


  1. The fact that this poor woman cannot get cold beer made this heartrending account of safari all the more personal. I'll insist on my next trip to the game preserves for a little trophy shooting that we carry extra coolers full of cold beer for these unfortunate natives. I am shocked that Bud or Miller has not adequately funded their distribution and marketing depts. to penetrate this region and will call my portfolio mgr. immediately and sell my shares of these dispicable companies.

  2. After calling some of hunting and safari buddies we concluded unanimously that what is needed is a public option for these poor folks. So, since we already have a successful model in place, our state and nat'l park system, Rahm and Barack said they could get legislation passed in 2 weeks. Your friends need not worry. In the next months they will be guaranteed beer anywhere the go: good beer and Barack said he'd even throw in smokes, too.

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  4. Are you a dumb fucker or just the monkey you claim to be.

  5. did it ever cross your mind that she was at the lodge with people of colour and that was the reason they were refused drinks? Apartheid still lives in the realms of many white people in that part of the world... It perhaps is not suprising for Americans but certainly for normal Europeans...