Travel Blogs from Volgograd
... at Cath in Russian, and Cath nodding her head and saying the occasional "da" in response, and then after the provinista left to say she had absolutely no idea what had been said. Theprovodnistas were also very good at sign language or literally showing us what to do.
One of their functions is to keep the samovar hot at the end of the carriage where the provodnista has an office/compartment. Free hot water from the samovar is one of the delights ...
... 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 ...
... in the 50's and is really quite beautiful. Almost all of the buildings have either been renovated or rebuilt.
We went first to the Statue of Mother Russia and the memorial to soldiers killed in the Battle of Stalingrad. It is a very impressive monument. There are about 200 steps leading up to a statue representing the average Russian fighting to protect his homeland. A few hundred more steps up is the ...
... we headed towards the Moldova border. Quick car ferry and then soon after, border control. Moldova was a little tricky and took over an hour, especially seeing as we didn't have the current log book for our car or a green card (lost with James' passport!). Insurance and road tax paid - all to drive less than one kilometre to the Ukraine border. That was a tougher border to cross. Language barrier, midnight and a car packed full of stuff meant we were ...
... it was good to get a real meal. Tomorrow were headed for Samara, my sister-in-law Sarah's mission city and namesake of my niece, or maybe somewhere a little closer if the road is too long. Tonight's hotel has a carnival next door with lions near our cars so hopefully we can keep up the trend of exotic animals near our hotels tomorrow. We're going to call the Russian and Kazakh embassies tomorrow to see if there's any chance we can go through Kazakhstan but it doesn't look ...
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