Travel Blogs from Togliatti
... 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 ...
... in the morning – we’re all
re-energised and raring to go.The column in the results-pages show the current status of who winning a medal.
To achieve a Gold you have to be consistent in reaching designated of
checkpoints within the maximum allowance. There are 15 Vintageants on Gold, as
we leave Samara, with 12 on Silver and 9 on Bronze. Among the Classics, there
are 20 contenders up for a Gold Medal, 15 on Silver, and 16 on ...
RALLY REPORT FROM THE ENDURANCE RALLY ASSOCIATION
A Hot Day to Samara
A hot day crossing rolling green pastures of the Russian Steppes brings us to
Samara – a day off tomorrow, and we are in a particularly comfortable hotel.
Today was all about a blend of gravel tracks and main roads with several stops
at road-side cafes for stamps from the time-keeping team, with a particularly
welcome surprise… today saw the little blue Renault 4 of ...
... 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.
... that sold coffee for about 6 euros (au$8.30)a cup. From some seats in the mall David found that the internet worked OK so the cheapskates used it there.
It was so hot that when that when L and D got back to the car which had been left in the blazing sun in the car park I was virtually on the point of spontaneous combustion. Boy! Was I glad to see them.
The last 100k’s or so to reach this point had been on a new ...