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.


News from "The Heart of Darkness"

UPDATE: I just came across this post and unsure of how this was posted as it is. I sure as hell hell don't live in Georgia. I'll leave it as is.  9/1/12

I live in Georgia folks, this is what I have to put up with. I know people in all parts of the country have deal with all sorts of shit, but how about this from Baptists.


  1. Maybe they are talking about the President of their church. :-)

  2. Billy Ball is obviously a bumbling baboon.

  3. It's been a long time since I was in Georgia, it appears not much has changed. Meanwhile I remember Girls getting Married at 12. I hope that changed.

  4. Did a little research and I thing this is what they meant to say and someone let their personal predjudices get the better of the.

    << 1 Thessalonians 5:18 >>

    New American Standard Bible (©1995)
    in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
    GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
    Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God's will in Christ Jesus that you do this.

    King James Bible
    In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

  5. Tim, LOL: Not only do the girls marry at 12 they marry their brother Billy Ball.

  6. The problem is that this insanity isn't confined to Georgia.

  7. What are they still doing praying for Bush?