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.


Four On Friday Ten For The Week - Bank Robberies That Is

Pretty dramatic I'd say.

They call these guys the "Hopping Hooded Bandits."because they jump up on the counters and threaten all sorts of hell on those they're robbing.

You'd think they would have to know they will eventually be caught. But what the hell do I know cuz I don't play video games or watch shoot 'em up gangsta movies.


  1. Are the police pursuing any older guys? The last couple of years the bankrobbers are 60-70 years old in many cases. Either that or junkies who hit 6-7 branch banks then go to drug rehab(federal pens). Where I live in 15 months there have been 18 murders,( 6 still unsolved), mucho robberies and home invasions, etc. I'm glad I moved to the suburbs to get away from high crime areas. I live on the Portland/Vancouver, Wa. border burbs.

  2. I think Fredrich Nietzche would say that this phenomena represents nihilists getting to the available cash in the banks before Wall Street investment bankers steal it all. See Big Liebowski for definitions of and examples of nihilists. Great movie, too.