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... more scenic and a lot hotter,yippee! We stopped for lunch in a dis-used road,bread and ham,banana and orange washed down with more Orange,and then off we went,finally arriving in Volograd about 4 pm,couldn't find our original hotel,or the street,for that matter on the sat nav,so in the end found an alternative hotel for about £30,very nice too,the owner said bring the bike round here,and we parked it more or less in his backyard,nice and private. 330 miles ...
... and came into the circular memorial hall and eternal flame. The new squad had replaced the guard and the old squad was marching out up a spiral ramp.
On the walls surrounding the eternal flame and the guard are the names of all the Russian soldiers killed in the battle. It is the most moving war memorial we both had ever seen. Beautiful. Triumphant. Sorrowful. Silent. The symbols of the soviet era are everywhere including images of Lenin, ...
... came when the soviets managed to close the ring around the city and destroy the German airstrip thus cutting German forces of from all supply lines. Of course it wasn’t just the Germans and Russians fighting each other, but both sides had many allies fighting alongside them.
Throughout the city there are tank turrets to mark the soviet lines of defence and by the Volga they left one bombed out shell of a building ...
... a small crowd around our cars when we returned to them which concerned us at first. But everyone was just eager to hear about our trip, practice their English and take photos. The beach front sellers then gave us gifts. Magnets, flip flops and a handmade poncho just for me. Then whilst we were eating dinner, the manager came up and offered to let us stay in the staff quartets. Such kind and friendly people! Sadly, it was time for us to leave Romania ...
... looking for us but it was the really fire department. They pulled up and got out axes to break a window on the first floor and then hung out tracing our route on the outside of our cars. Hoping that Russia didn't have any laws agains sleeping in cars both Craig and Steve froze until they left. Around seven I heard what sounded like gunshots (definitely influenced by my mindset from being in this sketchy hotel but scary nonetheless) outside our open window but it turned ...