Holiday Inn Samara
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After some difficulties in order to get a visa, I could finally travel to Russia. i was told that a taxi is already organized and paid and the driver will wait for me with a "Bosch"-sign. After a long process of immigration and getting the luggage, i was looking for my taxi driver. No "Bosch"-sign. Then I detected a corpulent guy with greasy hair …
... beer on the river for a dumpling dinner. It was raining but we were under a tent and had a sunset view. So nice! The next morning we took a tour of Stalin's bunker. An office built 9 stories underground in 1941, and nobody knew about it until 1991, even the people who lived in the apartment bdg above it. I am going incognito in Russia. Since I am with Australians and everyone asks where we are from ...
... to come. Then, on the tenth night, we discovered the source of the noise and the shadow.While we were sleeping, a group of men bound our hands and dragged us to their caravan. I woke up immediately, as did Lili, kicking and screaming. Channing continued to sleep until one of the men shook him roughly. It was then that I recognized the merchant from Khiva. The crook had followed us all the way from Khiva to exact his revenge on us! He had brought with ...
... large!) hill for the view, magical looking back over the river and down the valley. Lunch was at a local cafe as not a lot open being a Monday. We then walked through the village, most of the places are used for summer houses, many with extensive veggie patches. We did meet some locals who live in the village permanently, their timber home a little worse for wear and their goats a little frisky! Cathy was having a nice chat with one of ...
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 ...