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.


Another 35

I guess it's not going to change as long as this country continues it's decades old insane policy on drugs. It's what Merca wants so look the other way and turn the tb on for another dose of swill.

Masked gunmen blocked traffic on a busy avenue in a Gulf of Mexico coastal Veracruz city Tuesday and dumped the bodies of 35 slaying victims.


  1. Is the pic at the top your new home? Looks really fine amigo.

    Mexicans have a tough gig, no doubt about it. A part of how tough it is for them is definitely the proximity of the US. But their problems won't end when the US ends the war on drugs because it finally went bankrupt.

    In fact, I'd look for things to get more difficult for them when the US maxes out its credit card and the US public is forced to tighten the belt and / or starve.

    IMO. Jules

  2. Good morning Jules - and the answer is yes it is. I'm hustling for pictures and used this well just because.

    And you're right about our neighbor to the south. This country is responsible for so much bad all over it really gets old.

    Thanks buddy!

  3. That's a trim little crib you have there, sir. And FWIW I know some McMansion owners who would kill for a view like yours, if only they could get it 2 to 3 hours out from the City. :-))

  4. It's not bad Mont. I can look out of windows for a long time real good. It'll be different. The wind can blow real hard and for days. That will take some getting used to. I want the warmer and the little amount of snow. Four new windows,sink&faucet,carpet,flooring,dishwasher and 800 smacker water heater cuz it's inside. The window up front are not very good but that's just fine. I'm lucky but also worked hard for it too.

    A buddy came up before the end of last month for a couple days and we both lived in the same little town down the road. He's been on the front range for three years. He say's "You know Tom it took me two years to get used to not having snow around". And he was serious. I thought that was funnier than hell and I want some of that as well.