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.


It's Better With Music

My partner Phil made a movie as well about our trek back out to the ruin we found years ago. Mine was not so good but the one below is mucho better. At 3min the music starts and it's fun and pretty cool actually - better than us guys yapping. In the future there will be more music with text on the screen.


  1. I like the music, particularly this because it was so appropriate to the scenery and helped set the mood. The voices aren't clear enough - for me anyway. Age???

  2. No it is completely the operators fault Leslie. After planning so long to go do this the way the Ancients did the results were much less than hoped for.

    This camera I use does not perform too well with audio when you get very far away. I'd like to get another but I need to save as much money as I can while I still have a good income.

  3. Gorgeous country, and the music fits it to a T.