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.


Let's Get Out Of The Business Then

Bitch and moan - whine and cry.

As we all know the system is so screwed up the military is unable to address the health issues of soldiers in that one category let alone the rest of them.

This is what you get when your country and leaders prefer perpetual war over what is best for "We the People".

 You know what we call whining like this around here - tough shit!


  1. those soldiers are going to have to live with these disabilities for the rest of their lives and we may have to pay them disability benefits for that long too, which I don't begrudge one bit, but yeah--war for the rich is expensive for us, the little people!!!

  2. So I guess what we need is to have Blackwater hire us a completely mercenary army made up of poor guys from all over the world who are hardier and will work for less, and when they're used up they just get trashed alongside the road.

    You're right One Fly, let's just get out of the business.