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.


It Was Never Going To Be Won

The Empire has years of training experience in "over there" places and much of that involves weapons and "security".

All that training and they turn on you - like in and on our major - who gives a shit war front which is in Afghanistan.

It appears the training was poor in that bad guys with back rounds to indicate that were recruited into the military and the police forces. 350,000 strong.

Now they kill us but we are "winning".

Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry on Wednesday said it has detained or removed hundreds of soldiers from its military’s ranks as part of an investigation into the backgrounds of its troops 

Think of how many years the response has been pretty much the same when a helicopter goes down.

The Taliban claimed to have shot down a helicopter in eastern Logar province, where coalition forces are staging an operation against the insurgents. The Taliban often issue claims of responsibility even when it is unclear whether they had anything to do with the downing of an aircraft.

And most of the time they did! Years of this same shit and all it does is continue and not a fucking word is said by those who could stop it.

We are so screwed.


  1. What a cool photo and old cemetery. Where is it located? Close by!


  2. And it is old Linda. North and into the Wet Mountains where the headwaters of the Hueferno River are. Mexican people have been here for hundreds of years. First time I had been up this way. It was like back in the old life.

  3. We're the invaders now, I think. We never had enough people there to run the country. Instead, as in Iraq, we just handed it over to the most compliant crooks we could find, and then went about doing whatever operations we felt we needed. We're becoming the guys who blow stuff up and walk away. That's not a good thing to be in any country, particularly one whose population is isolated and poor.

    1. It's so old Cujo and people don't know how to read and write and are hungry as well.