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.


Another New One

Weather happening that is in Costa Rica.

A glacial freeze on Irazú? An official said the national park has never seen anything like it before.

Irazu Volcano iced

A biologist there told me that she thought Climate Change was affecting the rainy season more than anything else. The length and when it starts and ends.  


  1. September tied with 2005 as the warmest Sept. ever recorded. (globally based on thousands of measurements taken daily around the globe and feeding into NOAA, NASA, and three or four other sites in Europe) And during these new high temps weather patterns are changing and event the tropics can get a cold snap.

    1. BTW - am making some vegetarian beans in a new miniature crock pot. We'll see.

  2. I'm glad I missed it - it's cold enough here the way it is.

  3. Love~love~love your header. Totally awesome!

  4. Jeez!

    Sweetie, I loooouuurrrve that Cobra too.

    What fun you are having!

  5. It is a great picture. These are one of a kind and many raced very successfully. Like I say it's a must see for me sometime.