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.


And The Common Denominator Is - -

Over in Afghanistan you have daddy killing his wife who gave birth to their third daughter. He strangled her and the kicker is her mother helped strangle her daughter as well. Link

Here you have people who murder doctors and fire bomb clinics that provide family planning services to women who have the right to choose what's best for them and their health. You have politicians whose greatest joy would be to make this illegal and turn women and doctors who provide abortion services into murderers.

This is all done by religiously insane human beings in different parts of the world. This country loathes those over there but the reality is that we are no different than them. Empires think like that.

We are in deep shit!


  1. It bothers me that we have many doctors in our country who were born and trained in countries where it's okay to kill girl babies. Meanwhile, our own kids can't get into medical school or nurses training even if their grades are perfect because there is no room for them. I was in the hospital once (in Sacramento) where there was a doctor from Pakistan. When I questioned his "advice" he said, "I am the doctor and you must do what I say." There really are problems when culture and religion intermingle to an extreme. So what do we do about it?

  2. First thanks for that comment Jan. I do believe in conversation and discussions that lead to common ground based on several simple criteria such as facts,reality and common sense.

    There is no possibility at this time in this country to have conversations like that we need so badly. Not sure if it can happen even severals year from now if ever.

  3. Let's be clear.

    Afghanistan is a Muslim nation and in Muslim nations, men withhold food from their wives if they don't have sex with them.

    They also kill gay men. Gay men are stoned, hung, and shot.

    This is true in Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia too. So much for Islam being a religion of peace.

  4. jeebus preaches peace too but we kill at will with the best of them.