Hotel Graf Orlov
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... production. There was a long boardwalk along the Volga with rollerbladers and segways that made for some good people watching. After a missed streetcar stop and a long walk through the outskirts we made it back to the hotel and will be heading toward the city of Ufa tomorrow and maybe beyond. If you haven't looked at a map recently maybe check one out to get a sense for how large Russia really is. Driving across it really brings that ...
... 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 ...
... Cuerel, driver of the red Porsche 356, car 49, which broke its crankshaft
is with the car in a workshop in town and is hoping that the spares that have
arrived will enable the car to be repaired in time for our re-start out of here
on Monday morning.The best of the day was saved for last though, as we arrived
in the hotel preparations were afoot for a wedding and by the time crews had
settled down for a refreshing drink the ceremony was fully ...
... 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 ...
... used to that. I digress. D and L had met Violet briefly in Stavropol 14 years ago. It turned out that Galina was off someplace at a wedding too so that we didn’t get to see her.
Violet, D and L all went off on one of the local trams and had a look around the city during the afternoon. It was a very hot day so they didn’t try to do too much. Pyatigorsk is a spa town with some resorts and a place where you can taste ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center