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.


One Reason Why We Will Lose In Afghanistan

One among many but an important one.

A local airman who was wounded in Afghanistan last year has passed away. He was shot by insurgents in the chest and twice in the abdomen. Doctors took unusual measures to save his life by removing his pancreas, a procedure that had never been performed before on a trauma patient. The cause of Porfirio’s death is unknown.

If you can not understand that bullets and other missile type objects flying through the air kill the very people you send there to be the recipient of these objects then it's long over due we leave as soon as possible.


  1. Of course you'll loose in Afghanistan, for the same reason you've lost in Vietnam and Iraq. There's something very wrong with the whole system in your country.

    A highly technological nation like USA which is not capable of winning a war against a third world country in weeks, and gets stuck in blood for years with no victory at the end, should thoroughly revise its systems and get conclusions. She'll not be able to defend herself when the attack on her borders will take place, and this is sooner than you might think.

  2. You know that and I know that and I also know and bet you know as well that when your country works for the corporations and not the people this is what you end up with. The Empire is in decline but admit to not knowing who will attack us first. Please tell.

    Thanks Duta.

  3. Well, there's always world terrorism in the background ready to strike, and it has allies in some of your south american neighboring countries.

    Besides, economies of countries and continents nowadays are interconnected ; unsolved economic problems might lead to military conflicts and wars. It's no secret, for example that China is greatly displeased with USA's economic policies which could badly affect China's money reserve and shake its economy.

  4. We are very good at making enemies and better at making the bullets in an attempt to get rid of them but it doesn't work out very well most of the time. And how the whole country hated these people for years. Many still do. There is no way out of this with the mentality we have today.