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.


Happy New Year

To all those who visit and comment here plus everyone else however you may arrive may 2010 be the best one ever for all of us.

Many on the other side pray that harm comes to people like us who think and take positions that are different than theirs and they mean it.

Change we need so badly did not happen this past year and for the most part we continue with the same plate of escalation of war and health care that in the end will make corporations even more powerful and wealthy.

And is the norm of no accountability for crimes by the powerful the latest example being the dismissal of the suit against Blackwater for 17 killings in Iraq.

So it seems we were unable to change that even though we try to explain it must be done to those who care more about twitter than the fact their government kills at will people just like them who twitter as well.

I want no harm to come to those on the other side and I make no bones here that if there is any good to come let it be to my friends that come here first foremost and completely before it gets spread around to those who wish us harm and adamantly wish for it.

Again- may the coming year be the best for you and all your loved ones!

Will arrive home this afternoon.


  1. Great minds fall in the same ditch, Fly. I also did a story on this. I've been following it for a long time. At the time that the Bush/GOP regime gave these thugs immunity for the State Department investigation, I said that this Bush and the GOP did this intentionally to taint the evidence and thus prevent their hired killers from ever facing justice for their crimes. Time has just proven me right, although I'd love to have been wrong.

    Happy New Year to you, Fly, and to all here.

  2. Happy New Year. May there be more changes in 2010. There were some changes in 2009.

    It is sad that Bush's crap lives on and continues to contaminate.

  3. New Year, New Decade: May truth and justice have a brighter future, One Fly, and don't ever lay that camera down!

  4. Travel Tip for the coming airport crackdown:
    You'll get through airport security a lot faster if you whisper "I love you" while being patted down. (bring AstroGlide)...

    I've known for a long time that both the material and social systems thaqt sustain us were fragile. Just how fragile it took the last decade to teach me. I now must consider the very real possibility of the simultaneous collapse of both.

    It doth boggle, the mind doth...

    About the murderous mercs, I can only hope that Federal judges are half as stringent as to the circumstances of the acquisition and admission of evidence against the gitmo guys as this one fellow was about the Govt case against the merx...

  5. Happy New Year. Keep up the good fight.

  6. I'm in good company-thank you friends.

    The mission and series of pictures I took there are interesting for sure and there's a bunch of good ones. If anyone ever wants a particular picture - holler and I will send it to you in a big file.