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.


Made It

Returned a day later on Wednesday afternoon. Been gone for six days and did what we set out to do. Saw a lot and made mistakes. There will be some sort of short film but that will take a bit. A couple days were brutal and we missed our desired spot to the ruin by a mile plus just having barely enough water.

Have not read or heard anything in that time and that's okay. I don't wanna work no mo just want to do this. After that trip in March it took a good week to summon up the strength to start paying a bit of attention to the same old bullshit.

There's more pictures over at the picture place.


  1. You're a great photographer!

  2. Welcome back One Fly!

    Beautiful pics,I watched the movie again.Reminded me of Taos Pueblo a bit where I was a couple weeks ago. They don't look the same, rather it's the spirit of the place I guess.

    You had the advantage of incredible scenery and history, and a truly memorable experience.

    My advantage was,people making fresh frybread!

  3. I've not been there but at the end of next year I hope I'm living much closer so I can visit.

    We didn't eat too good.

    From what I understand this monument is one of the remotest in the states.

    We want to return in March or early April to the same area and take hikes to some as that's the only way they're accessible.

    There's plenty in New Mexico as well.

  4. Great stuff... Between you and Doc the photos are outstanding.