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.

Friday, 15 February 2019

FEB 15, 19 .. RANDOM PHOTOS OF SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

This will be the first in a series of posts that I plan to publish showing random photos of Seoul, South Korea.

When I say 'random photos', I mean 'random photos'. I do not have the time nor the patience to attempt to sort them out as to content or being particularly beautiful. 

To do so would be for me to 'assume' you want to see what you want to see and because I can't read your mind, I have no way to determine what YOU  want to see.

Here we go with some photos of Seoul, South Korea.














I snapped the next set of photos while at a bus stop waiting for a bus. The scenery was just absolutely amazing and so pleasant to gaze upon while waiting for a bus.










A few photos of the actual bus stop.






The buses all look brand new. They are spotless. We took a four hour ride on one of the buses. During our ride, we covered its entire route from start to finish and return.





This will be it for this, the first set of 'random photos' of Seoul, South Korea.

Patti and Cap

Monday, 11 February 2019

FEB 11, 19 .. HAPPINESS IS ..

HAPPINESS IS ..


Having Patti arrive safely here in Seoul, South Korea.

Blogspot wanted to join in on the happiness that is raining down upon Patti and me.

Smiles from Patti and Cap

Saturday, 9 February 2019

FEB 9, 19 .. THE FLIGHT .. IRKUTSK RUSSIAN SIBERIA to SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

The time is neigh for Patti and I to meet in Seoul, South Korea. It has been almost four months since I flew from Anchorage to Seattle / to Seoul / to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia / to Irkutsk Russian Siberia.

Yesterday, at 7:09am in the dark and cold (minus -38°F) of a Russian Siberian winter morning, I walked, with my rolling duffel bag and my carry-on backpack, from my flat to the Hotel Irkutsk where a taxi was awaiting me at 7:15am to take me to the Irkutsk International Airport.

As I shared yesterday on dot.net, as I was making the above walk I thought to myself..

" If I fall and hurt myself, I could freeze-to-death before anyone would find me in this alleyway to the hotel. Am I getting too old to be doing this?"


Obviously, as I now write from Seoul, I got to the hotel, to the airport, on the plane, off the plane, into Seoul and met my friends Terry and Kathy who I stayed with here in Seoul last October of 2018.


Below are some photos of my trip.


A lot had to happen before I got to my boarding gate. But finally I arrived to find a very welcome sight awaiting me.




My airline, simply known as S7, is the largest commercial airline within Russia.

The below photo shows another S7 airliner approaching us. 


Does it look cold out there?



We're airborne.




The flight was 4-1/2 hours. I slept a lot of the flight.

S7 borders on being a radical low cost airline. When the early-in-the-flight beverage cart came down the aisle, we had the choice of : water / orange juice / tea / coffee. Period! No soft drinks. No snacks.


Then, just past the midpoint of the flight, suddenly, much to my surprise and joy, lunch appeared.


What surprises await me?



Call me 'different', but I love airline meals. 


My lunch entree was (top) chicken with vegetables and (bottom) steamed rice. 

What I wonder is in the box?


Just look! How much fun is this!


A salad, some fruit, a piece of bread and for dessert, a very nice chocolate bar.


We're almost to Seoul.



Never, on all of my airline flights over a lifetime, has the sun been such that the shadow of my aircraft suddenly appeared.





The shadow and aircraft are about to become one!







Will all of you just look at the Incheon International Airport concourse that I looked upon immediately as I emerged from the jetway exit!






I have never seen a more beautiful airport concourse in my life.

Smiles from Patti (still in Seattle waiting-out a severe snowstorm) and Cap now settling here in Seoul awaiting Patti's arrival on Monday.