I HOPE ..

MAKE NO MISTAKE .. I FULLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED AND HOW LUCKY AND HOW FORTUNATE I AM TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AS I DO. THE ENTIRE POINT OF MY WEBSITE HERE IS TO REALIZE MY DESIRE THAT .. IN SOME SMALL WAY .. ONE OF MY POSTS OR ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL MAKE ONE PERSON'S DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD !

I HOPE THAT SOMEONE VISITING MY WEBSITE WILL SEE SOMETHING ON IT THAT THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO SEE OR TO DO OTHERWISE .. AND THAT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE THEIR DAY OR THEIR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER !


IF YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH AND ADEQUATE MONEY TO FOLLOW-YOUR-DREAM .. WITH DISCERNMENT .. FIND THE COURAGE AND HAVE THE GUTS TO DO WHAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO DO!


TRULY THIS IS MY DOXOLOGY .. MY PRAISE TO GOD!

YOU CAN ALSO VISIT .. http://babakaps.net .. TO SEE MY OTHER WEBSITE.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

JAN 17, 19 .. MY TWO MAJOR LANDMARKS IN NOVOSIBIRSK RUSSIAN SIBERIA

As all of you who have followed me for some time are aware, it is absolutely critical when I leave my flat for any reason, that I know how to return home. I simply cannot afford to get lost and then have no way to explain where I am living.

Below are my absolute top two landmarks here in Novosibirsk.

THE NOVOSIBIRSK RAILWAY STATION 

This very evening, Thursday January 17th, 2019, I was picked up by a member who took me to attend a local meeting. After the meeting adjourned, I was asked by another member if I would stay for a second meeting due to begin in 30 minutes. I said I would IF he would drive me back to my flat since the member who picked me up was leaving and not staying for the second meeting.

He said, "Sure. Where do you live?"

I replied, "Get me to the Main Railway Station."

He replied, "Sure. That is easy."

At night.




During the day.





THE MOHPO STORE

The M and the two letters O are identical to our M and O.

The cyrillic H is our N. The cyrillic P is our R.

MOHPO in cyrillic is our MONRO.

By night we look out our kitchen window and see our local MOHPO shoe supermarket chain store.



Below is how it looks in the day.





Short. Sweet. Oh So Very Important to me are my 'landmarks'.

Cap trying not to ever get lost and Patti rooting for me.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

JAN 15, 19 .. THE TRANS SIBERIAN EXPRESS FROM KRASNOYARSK TO NOVOSIBIRSK

Here are some photos I took on our 11-1/2 hour train trip on the Trans Siberian Express from Kraknoyarsk going West to Novosibirsk Russian Siberia. 

We were in First Class coach number 9.


We were in Cabin 2.


More Russian. Below I can read : 

Вагон sounds out as Vagon No. 09.

So we are in Vagon / Coach No. 09.



INSIDE of Vagon No. 9 it is a toasty +31°C or +88°F.


Below is what the aisle way outside of our cabin looked like.


At the far end of our Vagon were two necessary rooms.


If they look spotless, it is because they were spotless!



Looking the other direction up our aisle way from necessary rooms at the far end of our Vagon.



For a First Class Vagon it was a very small Cabin.




PECTOPAH in Russian means Restaurant.


Sound-it-out .. RESTORAN ..



Below is our PRETORAN on the train. Dining Car to many of us.



We did NOT eat in the above Dining Car. 

NO! Our First Class meals were catered into our cabin.




Yes Oh Yes! Our dinners were indeed very good.


Time for a photo or two en route.







A stop en route. 

МАРИИНСК.

It sounds out cleanly as MARIINSK.













Hello and Goodbye to you МАРИИНСК.









NOVOSIBIRSK!








Our Host. Meet Sergey!


Another adventure in Russian Siberia is beginning.

Smiles from Cap and Hugs from Patti