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.

2/24/16

The Point Is This

In the last 18 months half has been spent in Mexico. During that time there has been some ups and downs but in the end all turned out pretty decent. Things do work here.

There have been quite a few friendships made both here in El Nogalito and Puerto Vallarta some of which have become pretty tight.

Reiterating what's been said before here continue to be impressed with this area and the people who live here. I have learned much. Friendly,courteous,helpful,caring and more. I am greeted by name often even in town. People smile here and a lot. I like that and there tends to be humor around as well - good humor!

To watch family's interact and especially with children and elderly is different than where I came from and just plain nice to see. Isn't it supposed to be like that? I very much like it here.

Now for the point and this is not nice nor should it be! In recent times all the good has been marred and specifics won't be explained. In that with all that I like so much the bad has to come from a piece of shit fucking gringo from the US and that's the point! It's a fact!

So I will be heading out earlier which I'm fine with as there are things that need done and time to get them out of the way. It will be a much larger adjustment than what it was when I returned here after seven months away.

I will be back but the horse's ass mentioned above won't be allowed back. You prick!
UPDATE APRIL   
 It is I who won't be going back. What the fuck do I know??? Don't think Fly and so much for friendships you thought were real tight.

A few pictures because.

8 comments:

  1. Love those photographs, dood. S'pecially el jugador de la guitarra. One can see centuries of culture and history in that profile. Great shot. wish I could camera. I'd like to have a big ol' mess a'fresh crawdads like themuns! yum-yum!

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    1. Thanks bj. Like I said to Linda nothing special. The crawdads taste reeeeeal good btw.

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    1. Thanks Linda - nothing special really.

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  3. Great collection of photos! I like the donkey shot! Looks like an interesting place to live. Peeps could be leaving in droves here dpending on the election outcome.

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    1. It's a great place Eileen. Droves leaving will be a sure thing if the Right is in control of all three houses.

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  4. It's nice to learn that you've come to like and appreciate life in El Nogalito and Puerta Vallarta. Even the names of these two mexican places sound lovely.
    Your shots are awsome, but then again, my favorite picture is that of father and son sitting at the ice-cream shop.

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