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.


Meet Oliver

As in many parts of Africa Zimbabwe faces many issues but whether it's here or someplace else African musicians will not be denied. If there really was an invisible sky being I would demand he snap those holy fingers and transport us over to Harare for an afternoon jump. You betcha -dance and party into the night.


  1. I love African music, something about that almost primordial rhythm that makes me want to either drum or dance, or maybe a little of both!

    Zydeco does, too, in a somewhat different vein, but still that rhythm...

    When my pup, Buddy, wakes up from his nap, I'm going to turn up the volume and dance!

  2. I love this! Now this is the way to wake up in the morning...starts the whole day in a happy way!

  3. Good morning ladies -I'm glad you like this. I just happened to run across this. Zimbabwean music can be very appealing.

    I just ran across two places that are probably two of the better sites for African tunes. I did not have time this morning but I will make a post with those. I wish I were there just now!

    Full watts tonite!