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.


Scandal Huh?

How stupid are people?? What do you think these guys do with their free time when they travel? They have money,transportation,contacts and influence. Yes they party.

If it were in Nevada it would be legal. Getting caught at this level shows there are plenty of dim bulbs within this group.

 FBI Prostitution Scandal Link 

Meanwhile embassies in Kabul were attacked in what is described as the "most serious since 2001".

You can talk about war anytime as there is plenty fodder for that but when you got prostitutes on the table now that is news ya see!


  1. Damn ya swing a good hammer....nail on the head!
    Ya think?...
    But the afghan's are holding their own against the meanies
    Always love your site!

    1. Thank you for that bat!! You're welcome anytime.

  2. The boys didn't know the local customs. Like just because you don't talk money doesn't mean it isn't business. And always let the front desk know who is going up to your room with you. If you don't the police will knock on your door to find out. If you follow the rules, what happens in Cartagena, stays in Cartagena.

    And it is legal in Cartagena, just like in Nevada.

  3. I hope those bozos are all married and they catch hell at home.

  4. They wanted their personal service to be a secret.
    Hush, hush.

    Wonder if the cost of joy was included in their per-diem?
    Is it a write off on their taxes as a charitable contribution.

  5. http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/04/14/biden-earned-21000-year-secret-service/

    1. Poor dumb Joe ain't got enough to make it. Then there's da 10% to da poop.

  6. At this level it's pretty damn damn bad to get yourselves caught. real bad actually.

    This goes on all the time when they travel like this. It's one of the fringe benefits.

    I've had a couple interactions with these types and after that and to this day I think most of these people are probably power tripping pricks who carry guns.

  7. It's my understanding Secret Service members are not allowed to marry due to the inherent risk of the job.

    These clowns were more interested in dipping their wick in some Colombian poontang than protecting President Obama. Not professional behavior and nor acceptable.