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Travel Blogs from Samara
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
to the old-fashioned but simpler and more reliable points-system, fortunately
they were carrying spares, including Keith and Nora Ashworth in the Mercedes
fintail, car 81. The Ford Mustang of car Brian and Chantel Shields was having new bushes fitted
to the front suspension this morning by Owen and Jamie Turner. The Rovers are
now back with us, but after fixing its front suspension, Tony Smyth has had to
have a misfire ...
... team, who
have been playing catch-up all the way from Ulaan Bataar after waiting for
spares to repair the gearbox. The car with the eye-catching exhaust pipe over
the roof is now rallying once more.
There were few incidents to report today, the first being car 27, the big red
Chrysler Imperial - Monte Gingery and Phil Puttnam stopped on a gravel section
with fuel issues, which turned out to be a dose of bad petrol – he had taken on