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.


Trouble In Irak - Eh?

ISIS running around shooting shit and people up at random.

Kinda like the good 'ol days of Blackwater.


  1. Yeah ... but when WE were doing it ....
    I just dunno anymore, 'Fly. I read an article this morning that said Iraqis who fled Mosul prefer the jihadists to the Iraqi government(http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/13/world/middleeast/iraqis-fled-mosul-for-home-after-militant-group-swarmed-the-city.html). If that's the case ... why did they ... 'flee'? But help is on the way from the Iraqis ally and neighbor ... IRAN! I just don't get it .... shiites, sunnis, ISIS, The Taliban .... all of them ... ALL of them are not werth the life of ONE of America's sons or daughters. IMO ...
    thanks for posting and letting me get this off my chest.

  2. I'm basically defeated but occasionally something gets blurted out. Giving a shit doesn't change much if anything. Been that way a long time. Frankly few give a shit like us people.

    Why the surprise with the Cantor slug. This is where so many are at now. Few said boo with bush and Irak. Now people it seems in public are continually making references to "government" at all levels being the "cause" of what have you. This has been going on for at least a year. Out of the blue stuff from people as well. It like they have a need to tell other that they have now realized that government is basically all bad. It's weird actually but it's what I've been observing in my limited travels and small local. It wasn't like this back in early 2000.

    Results of this election could be real scary.

    And I dunno anymore either bj. I really don't. Going Tues to Mexico to check out a place for the winter. Seems like it needs to be done. Won't be thinking about this kinda shit and that's a plus.

  3. Have fun this coming week!


    1. I will and it should be pretty much of a no brainer.

  4. One Fly, the reason you hear so much blame put on the government these days is because Obama is supposedly in charge, and the right wing nut jobs are intent on blaming everything they can on him. So when they blame "the government," they mean Obama, he's the devil's right-hand man ya know? And if only one of the right wing whackos was in charge, you know God would be happy and all would be right in the world again.