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.


Hoser Mubarak Gone

At least that's the word on the street along with a question. Will the Tbaggers and Repuglicans leave their guns and threats of using them at home and take to the streets like the Egyptians and attempt to force our Muslim Socialist non American president out of office for the good of our god loving country??


  1. Not one gun was cocked.
    Not one bullet was fired.
    It was the soul and the spirit of the Egyptian people that brought this about.
    So who is more civilized.
    A bunch of Xtian, gun totin, insane ranting, ignorant, prejudice, tea baggers.
    Millions of democracy, truth seeking Muslims.

    I Americans listened more to their inner Self.
    Instead of the Corporate War Mongering media.
    We would all be better off.
    Today was a great day, not just for Egypt and the M/E.
    But for America as well.

  2. A rare thing a peaceful Revolution. It's going to be interesting to see which way it goes now. The people want Democracy but Ahmadinejad is pushing the Islamist cause.

    I was happy that as soon as Mubarak announced he was stepping down Switzerland announced they were freezing all his accounts his families and his proteges. Hopefully while he was stalling he wasn't securing it all.

  3. I'd like to see elections in six months or less monitored by the UN. The army could get that done. I think these people can keep this process moving as well.

  4. You may indeed call it a peaceful revolt with only 300 dead and 3000 injured.

    As or the future, since the USA has openly interfered and demanded MuBarak to step down, I hope she'll undertake the role of keeping the order and feeding the population. And, by the way, there's no such thing as democracy in an arab country.

  5. DUTA

    The U.S. has fed The Egyptian regime at the tone of 1.5 Billion a year.
    Just as we feed Israel 3 Billion a year.
    Israel is not a democracy either.
    It is a rogue, apartheid state, that we condone and tolerate.
    Iran had a freely elected leader in the name of Dr. Mossadegh.
    That is until we sponsored the coup to over throw him.
    And the West installed the Dictator Shah.
    The West has not wanted true democracy in the M/E.
    Their only goal is a status quo where the Israeli's can continue their ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people.

  6. Reality, it's called Realpolitik and is used to justify thuggery, torture, and any other heinous act you can name. Henry Kissinger is the master of the art and should be tried, convicted, and hanged for his orchestration of human rights violations spanning decades. Yet, there he was sitting down recently with Obama to promote START. More evil than Dracula and apparently as long lived.

  7. Cletis
    My blood pressure spikes at the mention of Dr. Strangelove [Kissinger].
    I always keep him and his fellow travelers on my radar.
    Kissinger went to Russia right after the Big O came into office.
    Either he was sent by O, or he told O I am going.
    I believe it was the latter.
    He has also been slithering around in China. which seems to be his second home..