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Travel Blogs from Samara
... course looking completely freaked out as you would expect with the amount of noise and people around. We arrive at Shiryaevo Village mid morning to me met by our russian guide, she speaks fluent russian so Yulia is our translator today! This area is mined for lime so our first stop is one of the old mining areas, massive caves in the side of the hill. The temperature in the caves dramatically different from outside. We walked to the top ...
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 ...
... tonight is a shipping facility. The landscape today shifted from endless corn and sunflower fields to more rolling hills and birch/pine forests. The city of Samara is much like the rest of the Russian cities we've seen with endless apartment buildings, tons of power lines and monuments all over. Anthon, Kurt, Steve Smith and Matt took a streetcar downtown to explore tonight and saw the monument to Samara's involvement in ...
... was again purring away, and
driving through the streets back to the hotel, fit to go for the rest of the
event…. Phil Cuerel looking very happy.
Looking more glum was Lars Rolner, driver of car 8, the big Bentley which had
been third-overall in the early days of the event, and even more glum was
Annette, who broke down in tears when it was realised that the axle problems
were so severe the car now needs to be trucked ...
... team, who
have been playing catch-up all the way from Ulaan Bataar after waiting for
spares to repair the gearbox. The car with the eye-catching exhaust pipe over
the roof is now rallying once more.
There were few incidents to report today, the first being car 27, the big red
Chrysler Imperial - Monte Gingery and Phil Puttnam stopped on a gravel section
with fuel issues, which turned out to be a dose of bad petrol – he had taken on