Travel Blogs from Togliatti
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 ...
... next day we walked around Samara, went to a Blini place and had a real dinner by the Volga river side. The brewery was of course also visited and our 1,5l water bottle filled from the tap for 1,5€. In the mean time we had also found a nice hostel with private rooms for the second night.
All in all, Russia was a nice enough place but we were happy to hit the road again and finally get the hell out of dodge/Europe.
The next morning we bid ...
That place where Lyn posted the last blog entry was Voronez. She couldn't think of it at the time and didn’t have the map with her. David had spotted a very large shopping centre and we had pulled it. It was an Auchan centre, this is a French company and we shopped in their supermarket in Dunkerque. This brand new centre had 100’s of shops, many leading brand names, and at one end there was WIFI available in ...