4/16/17
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.

1/13/13

Quick Update

I am glad I came back to this country. I like it here in Atenas. You would too probably. I do look at the internets although said I would not. It's warm and people are friendly helpful and smile very easily. I am completely safe and walk most places. Am not at 100% but get along fine and tell someone whenever I go out.

This is a couple video's from this morning in the town square in front of the church. Not that much happens except life. I like the fact the priest greets everyone.

Later, OF



 

9 comments:

  1. What a cool community! Hope you're getting some fun pics of that church.

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  2. It is sleeting and freezing rain here in SW Indiana.


    Brrr...

    Sarge

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  3. When did the Happy Holligans go to the MQ-9? I think I remember working them as 106's while in the tower at Tyndall. Maybe E model F-4s?


    Sarge

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  4. I love hearing the talking and the wind...seeing the green and the people in shirt sleeves. It's snowing here.

    Linda
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  5. I watch this and am reminded how superficial and manufactured our lives have become here in the U.S., and that ours is NOT the natural order of things. Have a wonderful, relaxing time.

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    1. Thanks Jan. It's very peaceful here.

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  6. Lovely video, 'Fly and fer shure a beautiful place ... but ... I think THIS (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/13/breastfeeding-mothers-protest-costa-rica-mall_n_2465529.html) is the real reason you went to Costa Rica. heh Enjoy Paradise .....

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    1. More people I've been able to talk to like the lady Prez than not. It's a wonder world to many of us but to the Tican's it's home and the way it is. It's easier when it's warm when you have less.

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  7. Enjoy your trip. It's really cold up here.

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