Travel Blogs from Togliatti
... 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
The road took us deeper into Russian territory and we felt pretty good about it. The roads became poorer and poorer, to the point where we felt like we had arrived in a third world country. The going got tough and was surely proving to be a test of things to come.
Another night was spent wild camping and Anna was really getting more comfortable with the idea. Lack of options precluded any discussion anyways, shady road side motels were few ...
... is also a toll way in places without any warning and with no viable alternative. We had to pay two tolls each of 55Roubles, that’s slightly less than au$2 for each toll (25-30’ks a section) This route is the main road between Moscow and Sochi where the winter Olympics are to be held in 2014. I expect that they aim to have tolls most of the way by then but they still have a lot of work to do yet as long sections of it are still ...