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.


Really Now - CIA ??

An American jailed in Pakistan for the fatal shooting of two armed men was secretly working for the CIA when he was arrested.
Many years ago walking down a street in a small West African city a man looked at we PCV's doing the same and sneered to his partner "CIA". We chuckled at that and still do. Not us guys that's for sure. We barely received enough money to feed ourselves plus we were walking. 

Point being is the reason he said that is because he and most others knew the United States had their hands in the happenings behind the departure and the end of rule for the person who tried to unite Africa - Kwame Nkrumah. Just because people live in impoverished countries does not mean they are stupid. On the contrary they are smarter than many of the chumps who live here and that includes many who are "educated".

Since the chimp seized power in 2000 and combined with no oversight and unlimited funds I say there are hundreds if not several thousand of these unknown CIA types floating around all over the damn place and that includes here as well. Bet on it!!


  1. Don't get me started on the CIA, One Fly!

  2. I've been writing online since 1986, One Fly, and I have fat notebooks filled with offprints of my CIA critiques. As you can tell from the latest news out of Pakistan, the CIA is still going strong on its lawless ways.

  3. I assume you have not changed much since then Fearguth and are off the hook as well. But tell me - are they/or is it better or worse than 25 years ago. A one word answer is plenty and since I have the attitude I do well my answer/guess would be worse.

  4. As the French might say of the CIA,
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

  5. They are not afraid of us finding out their secrets.
    They are afraid of what we might do, once we do find out.