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.


Back In The Saddle Again

It's already forgotten about. There was some punishment and eight were forced to resign. This is what these people do and when you carry a gun and have the mentality these men in this instance - people whether they are prostitutes or what have you get treated like shit.

I have had a personal experience with a FBI agent and his attempt at being a total intimidating threatening horses ass did not work on me because I had done nothing wrong but being what he was it was important he come across as a prick which he did and which he was.

There are a couple other stories from about the same time and same area from years ago that are similar. You can bet these people are back doing the samo before they got called out for being cheap asses.


  1. Is that Mount Ararat in the background?

  2. That photo is extremely wonderful!