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.


Guvmint Quick Service

You betcha it was quick and didn't think it was going to be approved but it was.

First day of this month wrote two checks at mid afternoon for a total $140 for a passport. I had one that was included with the application but it was years expired. The new one came today and in 15 days. That's not too shabby.

I can at least leave the country now and although there are no plans at present this was important none the less.

Well shit fire-the bell got rung so there's only one thing to do.


  1. the best thing anyone can do is keep their passport up to date and a quick few bucks ready...

    problem is what country would take us?

  2. My friend DCap thanks for the visit!! You must be on a different schedule because it seems like I never see your posts roll by and I do appreciate what you put up. I have been very busy and remain so but I have been lax in visiting some of my blogger buds.

    It's real tempting to go south past Mexico. I don't have much but I don't need much and if you don't need much there are places you can live very nice on a K a month at least that's what I gather.

    I'm leaving da Boat end of Sept for sure and moving my stuff to my new home end of this one. I better cuz if that don't happen I'm really gonna get screwed even more.
    It's a difficult time for me right now and it shouldn't be. The fuckers stole more of what little I have but I stopped that and they won't get another dime.

    I hope you're doing well.