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.


Oscar Arias Is A Wise Man

We will never see one of our elected leaders speak like this-never.

Another bit of reality speaking about our military budget-
"Cut it 5 percent, 10 percent, as much as you can. I'd be happy if it doesn't increase, because who are your enemies? Well, you have enemies in Afghanistan and Iraq. So, then, make more friends instead of fighting your couple of enemies."

The best of all-
"Our world is certainly dangerous, but it is made more dangerous, not less, by those who value profits over peace," he said.

Soon people who speak like this especially them brown skinned feraners can expect to run outta town on a rail. They need to understand here in Amerika we love our wars and will fight to see that we get them! 


  1. And to think that Costa Rica has the happiest people with the smallest environmental footprint. Hope you got to hear him speak.

    I like the link to the "Farm Subsidies". There are many farmers in PA that are getting money back to grow crap crops.

  2. Hi Cat's - no I didn't see him and I hope the kids took plenty away from hearing and maybe meeting him.

    It's amazing what some of these guys bring in on a yearly basis. They still voted tbag because they know the repugs will not take this away as dirt farmers are their base in the midwest.

  3. So, then, make more friends instead of fighting your couple of enemies.

    Good heavens, the man's a lunatic! You can't make friends with people who aren't like you. The best you can hope to do is bomb them as extravagantly and loudly as possible.

  4. Wow I wish our Politicians were as wise.

  5. bomb we will and stupid they are