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.


They WERE Robbed

Even the President got involved.

“Que horror!! Están degradando el deporte!!” (“What horror!! They’re degrading the sport!!”) Costa Rica’s president, Laura Chinchilla, Tweeted an hour into the match as 45 members of the grounds crew, dressed in full winter gear, battled to keep lines clean by clearing mounds of snow that piled up. 

They played last Friday in Denver and at the market I was giving a couple Tican friends a rough time about what the conditions were going to be like. I didn't really know and could care less about it but you know the pot has to be stirred now and then.

Saying first the altitude was bad enough but it was going to snowing a lot during the game plus the temps were going to be below freezing with the wind blowing hard. It turned out it was just like that and maybe worse.

It needs to be said that these people when their country is spoken of have a strong sense of pride something completely different than in the States.


  1. I agree...the game should have been called. But-they were both playing in the snow, not just one of the teams. Playin the devils advocate here...

  2. Big Mistake Wearing White In A Snow Storm!

  3. A mistake too thinking the home team will give when it's to their advantage not to.