Hotel Nikola House
Travel Blogs from Nizhniy Novgorod
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... side of the road talking into his radio in animated Russian. We immediately realized something was wrong. He pulled off in a minute, drove us back to the train station and kicked us out right where we'd left from. We still have absolutely no idea whatsoever why they refused to give us a lift.
Anyways, fortunately a unlicensed taxi offered us a lift and while it was more expensive than a normal one would be, we were happy for the ride. After everyone's ...
The road to Samara proved in a better state, yet the traffic increased tenfold. Trucks everywhere...we arrived late in Samara having failed to locate a good campsite outside of town. The LP recommended Hotel Volga which proved a disappointment and ripoff at 75€ a night. This hotel was an old Soviet style place, all but foresaken, unfriendly staff and shabby rooms. But we didn't care and tried hard to imagine the place in its grander days.