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.


A Bit Of Life In El Nagalito

Yesterday got on the bus and went south a few miles and bought some fresh caught fish. Not quite sure what they are as Spanish is not good. What I can say is three fish cost 30 pesos or about $2.10 and it was a treat having a couple so far.

It just beautiful here and the greenery is dense and hill/mountains go straight up. You would not believe how nice the locals are. That's a treat too. 


  1. Oh, my gosh, it looks/sounds like fun! Love your colorful header image ... little streets are so enticing. And fresh fish! Almost nothing better.

  2. Love your header! It's nasty here...horrendous winds, snow flurries, terribly cold. I'm glad the corn is not harvested or all the leaves would be in the yard. I'm also glad the corn is still standing and not knocked over.


  3. Hi Teresa. It's real interesting and strikingly pretty. Not sure how long I will be here but can for pretty sure I will be back. I think I want to drive next time. Tuesday will be checking out Mismaloya. It 's before you get to Boca.

    Spring will be here before you know it girls. That goes for me too.

  4. Your header is intriguing -- full of color along with a festive look. I feel your trip is a success so far -- taking in all that sun and lively color must be a real treat -- barbara

    1. It seems to be just that Barbara. Coming into a comfort zone. It's pretty easy all in all. It's certainly a treat when I know what the weather is like back north. But to be clear it's more about life overall than weather anywhere. Wish I could post more pictures. Thanks!