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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 ...
... 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 ...
... br> like the Eurovison Song contest unfolded in front of our eyes.
Tomorrow is a rest day and Samara should brace itself for an onslaught of broken
cars and dirty laundry. Valeting services have been offered in the car park… so
by days end we expect them to have restored the entire rally to concours
Our clocks have gone back two hours at Samara putting us 4 hours ahead of GMT
and giving us the excuse for an extra lie-in tomorrow ...
... to our host at the hostel. Her parting words were:"I hope more hippies like you come by in the future". So, there you have it, we are now officially hippies on the extended Hippie trail.
The one hour drive to the border went very smoothly and the formalities took less than an hour, a new record! And so we arrived in Kazakhstan, our new home for the next couple of weeks, with over 3000km of road and piste to cover, visas to procure and heat to be endured.
... yellow sunflowers Lyn’s ever seen. Not massive seed heads like on the Darling Downs: Then we came into a really dry and dusty region before reaching Rostov-on-Don which is again very flat and intensively farmed with all the above crops, along with lots of potatoes and some tomatoes in plastic greenhouses. There are several huge dams on the Don river and we crossed some irrigation canals as we drove through the rural areas after we ...