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.


From Pauline In Abidjan

It's not getting better but worse in France's Jewel of West Africa. I feel for these people because of the mind set of a very few powerful men who care little about fellow human beings who just happen to be from the same country.

Rebels in the Ivory Coast who back Alassane Ouattara as the nation’s elected leader said they took control of a fourth town in the western cocoa-growing region, as residents reported fighting in the commercial capital, Abidjan.

In addition a State Department spokesman today said a group of U.S. diplomats were turned back from Abidjan’s international airport on March 10. 

 Pauline's Blogger Site


  1. Great, this doesn't make me feel warm and fuzzy either..but then, nothing does these days.

  2. I can not remember the last time politics or world events made me feel like that recently or if ever.

    This is a really bad deal over there Dusty. Not so much for the well to do but for people like us Dusty.

  3. There was a time the French would drop the Legion Etrangere into one of their former colonies whenever there was trouble in the economic union they left behind. What has changed?

  4. My take would be they just don't want any part of it anymore and there's not much to gain if anything. They already got most of it.

  5. People are fed up with the globalized Plutocracy. Our turn is coming, and it'll be sooner rather than later.