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.

2/10/15

Simple Pleasures

Went into Vallarta this morning after several things. It's easy to do. Walk a half mile pay eight pesos and take a seat on a bus for a less than ten minute ride into town where your shopping and/or business is then done on foot. Very easy to get done. There are many just like you. Many.

The things I was after was realized on the ride in are all straight forward but the difference is that it's all the good/better stuff at least to me. Here you go different places for different things.

Wanted some of the yellow mango's seen below. These are some of the best ever. There were six and three got missing to friends on the way home.

Fresh baked bread from this tiny hole in the wall place. There were two loaves but one of those went missing as well. This stuff is veeery good.

Then a bunch of chicken wings. The chicken here is the best. It is always very fresh. Just a treat to have these they're that good.


And here's the lady who sells me my chicky.

My pineapple guy has not been on this certain corner last two times. His pina's are the very best. So sweet and with all the food mentioned it's like with every bite you say "this tastes sooo good". I will take some of that frustration what little there is if any out on the three remaining mango's.

It's true. Simple things that bring a lot of pleasure. Mucho gusto! Life has been and is good.

Four shots took care of a respiratory issue many get here. Returning first week of March. Probably kick myself for that one.

Don't think Fly - only just a little bit. 

12 comments:

  1. Simple pleasures indeed: fresh bread, mangoes, chicken wings. If you like it, and there's no reason why not, then you feel like a king while eating all this, and rightly think life is worth living.

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    1. It just makes it better and gives a bit of purpose to the day Duta. Not that food elsewhere is bad in any way.

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  2. Love the peek into a great winter retreat!

    Linda ❤⊱彡
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    1. "Retreat" That a great way to frame what so many do. Very much so -thanks!

      Paradise is not the best term.

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  3. Four shots gets rid of most of my medical symptoms too. I usually go for Johnny Walker myself. ;)

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  4. You are probably home as I write this comment. Your descriptive posts entertained me as well as giving me a good idea of Mexican local culture -- thanks -- barbara

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  5. Thanks Barbara. I don't know how much insight but one thing is for certain - it's much more complicated here not to mention expensive. I didn't really want to come back.

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  6. OOOOH.. MEX-I-CO! I never really been but I'd sure like to go! Hope all is well, 'Fly.

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    1. Good to hear from you bj. You should go!!! Didn't want to come back three weeks ago. Got waaaay toooo much on my plate these days and that's hardly anything compared to most. I'll be going back I would think anyway but no plans.

      I have updated the blog list and Surley Bill's is on there. I'm actually gonna make a post pretty soon. Just don't have much to say.

      Life is pretty decent and I'm happy for that.

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    2. Looks like we made it through another winter. Still Kickin' ... just not so high, as is said ....Thanks for the Surly Bill add but you know how I am about doin' this 'puter thingy during warm weather. gotta get these joints all warmed up. posting will be weather(and baseball) permitting ....
      good to hear yer okay, too, 'Fly.

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  7. It's amazing how awesome simplicity is.

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  8. It is just that. I do the simple here but it's not all that rewarding if that makes any sense. Just found out there are 20 registered sex offenders in this town. 2.5 times the national average and that's not counting the rest of the county. That's disgusting. There are soooo many rules and regulations simple is not that easy.

    Life is pretty decent all in all. I'm lucky. Want to put a post up but just can't quite get there. Spring is close to over. Have a good one!

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