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.


Many Don't Get It - Jimmy Did And Does


  1. Love the song! As always!


  2. Thanks 'Fly! This made my day! Love me some Jimmy C.!

    1. When I first arrived in west Africa I started hearing the term "I'm a human being". Found it odd at first but it didn't take long to get a clue.

  3. Saw Jimmy live in Glasgow in 2014. 2 hour gig and he danced right through it. I lasted an hour.

  4. Went to see Jimmy in St. Petersburg Florida and the show was almost three hours behind. This must've been in the mid 80s. Was hanging out in a bar close by and was basically hammered when I went in there. Couldn't smoke because of the piss test as I was looking for a job.

    King Sunny Ade was the lead group. I was a fan and it was a lot of fun to see this guy play. Met Captain John and his Nigerian girlfriend. He ferried new ships from New Orleans to Lagos.

    His girlfriend went backstage to see him as previously in Nigeria sometime before Ade had stopped and helped this girl as she was being accosted by several men along the road. They became friends. She came back with a six pack of Red Stripe like we needed it.

    My friend had to work the next day and we found ourselves needing to leave. Never saw Jimmy.