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.


So They Got "El Coss" - So What

You and I paid $5 million for a reward so another can step up and take his place.

The Mexican Navy said Wednesday it had captured one of Mexico's most wanted drug bosses, the head of the Gulf Cartel, in what would mark a major victory in President Felipe Calderon's crackdown on organized crime.

Remember not that long ago Calderon spoke so harshly and truthfully about the US. That didn't last long. You can bet he got made an offer he couldn't refuse from the Empire.

This is actually a pretty decent representation of what goes on south of the border and similar here as well in many ways too. So decades of the same will continue even though an idiot can understand this war front can not and will not ever be won.


  1. Very interesting header...really like it. Lots to see!

    1. I like the barrel cactus the best.

    2. I like the barrel too, but cholla is probably my favorite. I brought some of the dead shells??sp? back from my trip to NM and have it scattered around my yard.

  2. Too much money to be made in continuing the fight.