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.


god Must Have Enough Churches

It must be that. Why would the sky being who does not exist wish to kill these people who are helping do his work?


  1. Not to make light of this because it is a tragedy. Three people who in their hearts thought they were serving God and doing something good.

    But given that Jesus told a guy to go to his room and pray in private and not make a big showing of it, as Christian myself, just what do we need all these churches for?

    For whatever reason I am just awestruck when looking over a body of water. Ocean, lake. Even a creek or pond. That moves me more than some nice paintings or statues pr a well done crucifix. I feel far closer to God standing before these things than in any church.

  2. That is exactly right Truth and the reason I never went a bit further than what I did. It's sad but like the Mormon kid from the other day getting mauled by lions in Guatemala and out in Utah they're hoping ("praying") for a miracle.. Shouldn't have been there and what was learned from the comments was very informative.

    As for you I would never question what you wrote in the rest of your comment because I have not the slightest issue with any of it. There is a major difference with a believer like you and most of the others. That's the problem.

    I am coming to Illynoise next spring and I do plan on looking you up cuz now I will have the time to do so. We'll flip. Thanks for stopping by Truth and hope you're good and not melting or floating away.

  3. I have to say it-churches are an enormous waste of resources that could be used to feed people, or to house them. That people would be killed on a church-building mission only amplifies the sense of waste.