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.


Silence In Chernobyl

Some time ago a friend sent me a link to Chernobyl Revisited. A Russian women who rides a motorcycle travels to and posts pictures and her thoughts from what she sees around and near the Chernobyl disaster. It is very revealing and put up an example below because more than once she comments on how totally spooky silent it is everywhere. This is worth perusing a bit and I guess this is what will be coming to parts of Japan sooner than later.

This town might be an attractive place for tourists. Some tourists companies have been trying to arrange tours in this town, but the first group of tourists found the silence unnerving and downright SPOOKY. And it is. They charged 1200 hryvnas for a 2 hour excursion and after some 15 minutes, they wanted to flee to the outside world. The silence here is deafening.


  1. I watched a segment about Chernobyl on PBS recently that was very interesting. Yes, the sound of silence....

  2. Last year, I wrote a post on Chernobyl and mentioned that woman (a nuclear scientist's daughter). Everyone should read her descriptions of the place; it's a must as scientists and heads of states don't tell us the truth about consequences of nuclear power.

    On the contrary, they cooperate with lies, such as the climate is changing because of daily polution. No, it's changing because of nuclear experiments and the burying of nuclear waste which God knows how and where it is done.

  3. Duta I searched for Chernobyl at your place and it brought nothing up. I would like to read that.