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Travel Blogs from Samara
... course looking completely freaked out as you would expect with the amount of noise and people around. We arrive at Shiryaevo Village mid morning to me met by our russian guide, she speaks fluent russian so Yulia is our translator today! This area is mined for lime so our first stop is one of the old mining areas, massive caves in the side of the hill. The temperature in the caves dramatically different from outside. We walked to the top ...
... as Kuybyshev, Samara is one of the 10 largest cities in Russia and stretches along the banks of the Volga River. In Soviet times Samara had the status of a closed city due to its aviation industry. It was ready to serve as the backup capital of the Soviet Union should Moscow have fallen to the invading Germans during the great Patriotic War of 1941 - ...
We made it to Samara today. It's special stop for Matt and Steve Wilcox because Steve's daughter-in-law served an LDS mission here and named her first daughter after the city. We arrived around 3 and already had a reservation which meant we saved the hour that we usually spend wandering around the city and running into hotels that don't have room for us. So far we've stayed in hotels that share property with zoo surplus animals, a ...
... engine is now back on six-cylinders, and car 90, the
big Leyland of Gerry Crown and Matt Bryson, has attended to an oil leak on the
power-steering pump. Anton Gonnisen was attending to his suspension today after
having a leaf-spring come loose, lashed up with wire by a Russian truck driver
on his way into Samara. The Bentley of Tony Strelzow has had a new spring fitted, and Owen Turner
reckons the source of the run of punctures ...
... 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 ...