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... 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 ...
... found by modifying the
insides of the tyres – it remains to be seen if this can give the couple a
trouble-free day. The Morris Oxford was given a thorough dust down and clean
this morning – the crew revealed that their car cost them just £900 to buy, and
continues to prove totally reliable. Quite a few cars needed only minor service work today, such as Rod Wade’s Model
A Ford needing an oil-change, the Porsche of ...
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A Hot Day to Samara
A hot day crossing rolling green pastures of the Russian Steppes brings us to
Samara – a day off tomorrow, and we are in a particularly comfortable hotel.
Today was all about a blend of gravel tracks and main roads with several stops
at road-side cafes for stamps from the time-keeping team, with a particularly
welcome surprise… today saw the little blue Renault 4 of ...
... next day we walked around Samara, went to a Blini place and had a real dinner by the Volga river side. The brewery was of course also visited and our 1,5l water bottle filled from the tap for 1,5€. In the mean time we had also found a nice hostel with private rooms for the second night.
All in all, Russia was a nice enough place but we were happy to hit the road again and finally get the hell out of dodge/Europe.
The next morning we bid ...
... of the way there was no trees just semi desert with just a little dry grass covering. A few sand dunes in one area, then further east we passed some dry salt pans before the country started to improve a little and we saw some small herds of cattle and one of sheep.
As we headed north up along the Volga towards Samara it was ultra hot, up to 40C and the air-con is not working in the car. More in the next episode.
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