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.


The 69 Killed Was Overshadowed

Now that the shock has worn off a bit with Haiti I want to not forget about the 69 deaths in Mexico in one day. 26 of these were in Ciudad Juarez alone. This is and has been out of control and is getting worse.

The raging battle between rival drug gangs also reached a gruesome new low as a murder victim in the northern city of Los Mochis had his face sliced off and stitched onto a football.

And here you have this abortion happening.


  1. Ya See? These guys don't need new information they already are " so damned sure they know " what's the correct answer: More Law and Order, More Jails, More Brutality. Having travelled in Mexico for decades it pains me to see its' overwhelming physical beauty destroyed by the ugliness of its' overwhelming poverty and corruptness. It is not an unusual history lesson, though. So it goes...

  2. There are still 100s of dry counties left over from prohibition, mostly in the South, my county was dry until about 20 years ago, (before I moved here), I can buy beer or wine, but if I need something a little stronger, it's a trip to the county-line packaging store. So, expect this struggle to accept new laws, there will probably pot free counties springing up, hope your is not one of them.