MAR 16, 19 .. HAPPINESS IS : WELL, ALL OF YOU JUST-LOOK-BELOW AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES

Below are photos showing the building that Patti and I are living in here in Irkutsk Russian Siberia.

Now we will walk over to the sidewalk in front of our building and show you a few more photos.

In the above and below photos, notice further up-the-street, do you all see a six-sided red sign on a store-front in our building?

This shop in our very own building has everything to do with: HAPPINESS FOR PATTI IS ..

All of you have to understand that living here in Russian Siberia is a learning-process.

After being out of the United States for over one-full-month, Patti desperately needed to attend-to-her-hair.

Let’s go inside and see :

HAPPINESS FOR PATTI IS :

“Oh My Goodness Cap! Thank You for finding this beauty salon!”

Onward we go ..

What can I possibly add here?

TAA – DAA

Smiles .. Cap

P.S. from Patti: The wet hair look is because I do not have them blow dry my hair .. it gets too curly .. I just shake it dry!


MAR 15, 19 .. YET ANOTHER NEW ADVENTURE IS ABOUT TO UNFOLD .. MEET ЯКУТСК (Yakutsk)

Below we have a map of Russia. The small red balloon on the map below shows Irkutsk (ИРКУТСК), Russian Siberia, where Patti and I are now located.

 

 

Below we have another map of Russia showing a second red balloon to the right and above of the first one.

 

 

Now let’s pronounce Irkutsk (the lower left red balloon ) with the emphasis on the first syllable IR Kutsk (ИР КУТСК).

Got it? IR Kutsk.

Now we’re going to pronounce the name of the city represented by the upper right red balloon  YA Kutsk (ЯКУТСК).

Next Thursday the 21st of March, Patti and I, along with our host Sergey, are heading for Yakutsk (ЯКУТСК) Russian Siberia, to spend one week visiting with some friends of Sergey and Bill.

 

 

Yakutsk is spelled with the Russian cyrillic alphabet’s letter Я as in ЯКУТСК. The cyrillic Я has an ‘ ia ‘ sound. So it’s actually Iakutsk but translates to Yakutsk.

Yakutsk (ЯКУТСК) has the coldest winter temperatures for any major city on Earth. The lowest temperatures ever recorded on the planet outside Antarctica occurred in the basin of the Yana River to the northeast of Yakutsk, making it the coldest major city in the world. Yakutsk and Fairbanks, Alaska, are sister cities.

Just in case you would like to read more about Yakutsk (ЯКУТСК) go to our friend below :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakutsk

Visiting ЯКУТСК will really broaden our experience here in Russia Siberia.

Smiles from Cap and Hugs from Patti