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Travel Blogs from Samara
... goats and he was behaving nicely to start with however thats when things started to get out of control! The goat was locked behind the gate, enough said! Lovely to see how the locals live and we came away with plenty of apples to enjoy. Our next stop at a local museum which was beautifully kept and the staff clearly passionate about maintaining it. The original house was used by the painter Rarepin, he stayed at the house to do his ...
I think I have pretty much covered off on the train journey from Aralsk to Samara in my previous posts....meeting the locals, drinking beer in the dining cart, breaking down the language barriers etc. We arrive in Samara late in the evening and make our way to our lovely hotel. Very comfortable, clean and most importantly a great shower! Known from 1935 ...
We made it to Samara today. It's special stop for Matt and Steve Wilcox because Steve's daughter-in-law served an LDS mission here and named her first daughter after the city. We arrived around 3 and already had a reservation which meant we saved the hour that we usually spend wandering around the city and running into hotels that don't have room for us. So far we've stayed in hotels that share property with zoo surplus animals, a ...
... A Ford,
merely requiring an oil change, the Model A of Jenny Mah requiring a host of
jobs sorting, including a brakes overhaul, attention to the fuel-pipe which
worryingly looks rather like a stretch of garden-hosepipe running outside the
car from the back to the engine-bay, and was also having a coil-spring added to
the rear suspension to keep the rear from collapse. The Jaguar XK120, car 66, has had a new timing-chain fitted and ...
... with puncture-gremlins, three today, making the total now 11.
Their regular jack is also busted and the car was raised on an exhaust jack. We
noticed that the ribbing inside the tyre had left marks on an inner-tube –
perhaps suggesting some friction going on here weakening a warm inner-tube. A
frustrating time on a hot day, with other Bentleys having driven into Samara
puncture-free, which is something of a puzzle.
Bowls of hot Borsch and ...