Travel Blogs from Togliatti
Its a brisk morning in Samara, rugged up for our ferry ride out to Shiryaevo Village, really wish I had some thermals on! Not long after departure it was time to go inside on the ferry as way to cold for me. In with the locals, many of them returning home to their villages with their shopping and pets! Yes....pets. The ladies sitting behind us had cats, one in a cage and one in a zip up bag like they carry small dogs in. The cat in the bag ...
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 ...
RALLY REPORT FROM THE ENDURANCE RALLY ASSOCIATION
Rest and Repairs in Samara
Our rest-day has seen most of us out in the sun today, either working in the
car-park or at a nearby workshop, where over a dozen cars were seeking attention
this morning. The red Porsche 356, having had spare parts flown in, saw a
morning of work at the back of a dark and greasy old shed finishing off the
rebuild of its engine, and soon ...
... 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