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.


Sand Creek

I stopped here just because it needed to be stopped at. The story of this place is here. LINK

 This is pretty much the whole place and the few survivors fled to the north the direction this picture looks.

What struck me about this was the length humans went to kill others. This site is literally out in the middle of nowhere even today. In November of 1864 it was much further than that by a long sight.


  1. and did you read how it was later celebrated in Denver??? double humpff!!! Dag-gum...this pisses me off!!!

    1. I did see that and what's disturbing is that mentality such as this for other reasons is still around today.

  2. The contrast between this post and today's picture is stark. The pic is lovely.

  3. Sand Creek ..... sad, really sad

    I'm glad times are different!


  4. Well, people never change....
    Whether it was the european settlers killing off natives, or today's soldiers(their descendants) killing off people abroad (Vietnam, A-Stan, Iraq, etc...).

    But I am glad, that there are people like you who share links & stories with non-USAmericans.

    1. A Panthress has never visited before now let alone a pink one. The wee bit of hope I do have is that we can change. Fact of the matter is though is that humans enjoy killing.

      Thank you for the kind words.