Travel Blogs from Togliatti
... goats and he was behaving nicely to start with however thats when things started to get out of control! The goat was locked behind the gate, enough said! Lovely to see how the locals live and we came away with plenty of apples to enjoy. Our next stop at a local museum which was beautifully kept and the staff clearly passionate about maintaining it. The original house was used by the painter Rarepin, he stayed at the house to do his ...
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 ...
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 ...
... requiring nothing more
than a bucket of water over the roof to knock off most of the dust, and car 1,
the 14-litre La France, was getting a routine check-over. With the Rovers, the red Porsche 356, the blue Renault 4, the Jaguar XK120, and
car 64, Stan Gold’s Porsche 911 all in the car park, and even the big green
Mercury Park Lane, which has spent the best part of a week catching us up, we
will have a bigger field when we ...
... 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 ...