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.


Happy New Year to One Fly and his readers

Greetings from the deep south, basking in sunshine on the first day of the new year after the coldest December we have experienced since moving here.

We are abandoned by governments and corporations who use us and our emotions as their playthings. All we have is each other, our friends and families.

Very best new year wishes to the mighty One Fly and his loyal readers. Enjoy the video of Auld Lang Syne in the original language.


  1. Thank you for that Holte. I can tell 011 is going to work out for you real good. May it be the best one ever for you.

  2. 2011 is going to be tough, just like every year. There's too many things we have no control over, the best we can do make the most of things we can control. I hope this year is a good one for you Tom. Keep on fishing.

  3. Holte and One Fly,
    Just got back from running trails in the rain, starting the new year off like an idiot.Continuing in a vein of idiocy might be a more apt description!

    One Fly keep on enjoying your photography and fishing, Holte more power to you in your efforts to find a cure for chicken legs among the native population as well as your plans to build a time machine!

  4. Hey I just dropped by to wish you a very Happy New Year. Oso man you look 12..
    To You and Holte along with One Fly, all the best.
    Tim and Melissa

  5. LOL Tim thanks, from far enough away and dim lighting I look okay,bright light out of the bathroom mirror in the morning makes me look like a Morlock out of The Time Machine!

  6. Happy New Year to you, One Fly and to your readers. I always enjoy your pictures and your posts. It's been a tough 10 years and it doesn't look like things will get much better. I spend some time today at the Republic of Lakota's web site. Russell Means has some interesting perspectives on what he calls "Corporate Socialism". It made me stop and think for a bit. I have created a new blog, Cat's Blog which is a blog about nothing (hee hee). It will just be ramblings. Sometimes all we need is a place to express our feelings. Take care. We are heading towards Spring. Oh, it was a balmy 52 degrees here today. Nice!

  7. Best wishes to all and hope 2011 is good for all.

  8. Happy New Year One and Holte! Looking forward to aught 11 from you fine bloggers.

  9. Mont I just can't remember if I was over and wished you the same. If I was not the very same back at you. I do enjoy your posts and with Cat's I look forward to what you're going to put up at your new place and I suggest to anyone who comes buy to check it out. It's on the blog roll.

    And Oso if you ever make it back to New Mexico I would like very much to meet up with you.

    To all who have come by a giant thank you! TB

  10. One Fly count on it,next trip I'll give a heads up to you !