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.


How Can You Drive Away?

This happens way too much and confuses and pisses me off to no end.

I think it's similar to the killing of innocents in our name for lies like in Irak ya know dere.


  1. It's a by-product of the changes in civilization. When we lived as Hunter-Gathers your group contained your kin members and were the people you would see everyday of your entire life. Nowadays we live with interactions wherein the people we meet we will never see again.

    This driver doesn't know this bicyclist and his quick immoral thought process led him to the conclusion that he would benefit from driving away.

    It's why we need a government to untangle and resolve situations like this and ensure immoral people don't get away with criminal activity.

  2. Well said Gene but with all the jeebus lovers out there why doesn't caring for your fellow man kick in I wonder.