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.


Happy Turkey Day

I am happy and thankful for a number of reasons on this day as I'm sure all of you are and more than likely for many of the same reasons.

We have more than what 90% of the world's population has and that includes many of the "poor" here as well.

Will enjoy another simple day of life with some friends and a bird. May your day be enjoyable and a mention of thankfulness to people met on the internets who have become friends. That is cool!

On another matter here take a look into this bird's eye. He's a meanie and some of these fellows are outta control and raising hell running in gangs and just generally stirring up trouble. They need to be on a plate probably.
Complaints to police about the aggressive and threatening nature of wild turkeys in Brookline, Massachusetts, have doubled over the last month. Residents of the town have had enough of being chased, harried and physically attacked by the birds, which can grow to 20 pounds and 4 feet tall.


  1. Yay...comments are back! That is one mean bird!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Costa Rica-style!

  3. The idea of bands of marauding turkeys makes me smile. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Thanks everyone! It's time to go see if the bird is in the oven. I do crave turkey at times and not just this time of year.


    Stick a fork in me, cause I am done.

  6. I had to laugh at the thought of people being chased by turkeys. I guess it is pay back. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  7. There is nothing worse than to be chased by a big, mean turkey. Been there done that...hope to never do it again!

    Glad Comments are BACK!