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.


An Example Of The Good

Can you imagine the outcry here if something similar was done that impacted certain businesses and crazy's who scream bat shit crazy crap about government intrusion or what ever else they dream up.

Costa Rica is a leader in Eco-Tourism. This decree signed yesterday banning shark finning, as well as the importation and transportation of shark fins is just huge.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, President Laura Chinchilla, flanked by Environment Minister René Castro and noted conservationist and billionaire owner of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson, signed a presidential decree that bans the practice of shark finning, as well as the importation and transportation of shark fins.


  1. Always time for some good news!

  2. As with any black market, it's one thing to pass a law and quite another to enforce it.

  3. A roadside inn! or Motel. Pretty cool.


    1. I've stopped there so many times. There's another place east of Dinosaur as well. The town is a bit interesting and I sure wouldn't want to see a casino there or in Hayden. There's one going somewhere as there are $ $ going round in peoples heads like a slot machine on steroids.

  4. Having been on holiday to Costa Rica once about 10 years ago, I can definitely confirm it is a wonderful country