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Travel Blogs from Samara
... 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
... between and don't hold much appeal at any rate.
The next day of driving took us through Saratov and here we had made the decision to make a small 200km detour up north to Samara. According to the otherwise useless Lonely Planet it was supposed to be a nice spot with its own brewery and historic downtown area. To get the most out of our Russian visa and for some R&R, the detour seemed like a good idea. Besides, we weren't quite ready yet to give up ...
... lanes, one each way we discovered later. Even on the dual carriageway sections the traffic is extremely heavy. Most of the vehicles are Russian trucks which means they are slow on inclines and belch out vast amounts of black smoke.
When you come to a place where the road narrows into just one lane as we did, the traffic backed up for hours. The dual carriageway had a wide, but steep medium strip and a wide gravel verge on the other ...