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.


What's Ours Going To Look Like

There will be one - a Afghanistan War Memorial with memory's that will mirror theirs.


Afghan Air Force jets pass in review during a parade commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Mujahideen victory. This occasion marks the capture of Kabul from the communist regime.


  1. What a big contrast between the stunning flowers in the header and the bloody war in your post!

  2. No doubt about that Duta. I would prefer there be feel good stuff for posts so that all could think life in this country is the best ever but that just isn't the case so it ends up like this.

  3. No occupation.
    No insurgency.
    What is so difficult for the American peeps to understand.

    The enemy of my enemy is my enemy.
    This has been the rallying call for the region, ever since our invasions, and occupations.

  4. I think this is an old beef with the Soviets taken to its most bizarre degree. Have we considered the possibility that we could yet again fuck up something even worse than the Soviets.

    That'll SHOW EM!!!

  5. and the sheep here would bleet for more of the same.

  6. it's got to be wilful (perhaps desublimated) ignorance at this point.. the info is just too available... only by distracting ourselves could we avoid the obvious repercussions of our actions....

    "OMG CAN YOU BELIEVE THEY CANCELLED THE HILLS!! ZOMBZOMB!!!!" <--these ppl are the problem, imho... we can't just move em all out.. so how do you educate a populace that won't hear of it? sysiphus would mock us