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 ...
... A Ford,
merely requiring an oil change, the Model A of Jenny Mah requiring a host of
jobs sorting, including a brakes overhaul, attention to the fuel-pipe which
worryingly looks rather like a stretch of garden-hosepipe running outside the
car from the back to the engine-bay, and was also having a coil-spring added to
the rear suspension to keep the rear from collapse. The Jaguar XK120, car 66, has had a new timing-chain fitted and ...
... sandwiches were the popular lunchtime
choice of drivers at the passage-control run by Paul Heal and Ed Rutherford.
Some of the Russian truck drivers however tucked into spinach pasties which
looked equally delicious. Tomorrow we’ll look them out on the menu.
Going particularly well today was Rod Wade in the Model A Ford, Phil Burgen’s
Volvo, Mike and Peter Armstong in the Dodge, and Hans-Peter and Marc Schaerli in
their VW Beetle.
... 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 ...
... yellow sunflowers Lyn’s ever seen. Not massive seed heads like on the Darling Downs: Then we came into a really dry and dusty region before reaching Rostov-on-Don which is again very flat and intensively farmed with all the above crops, along with lots of potatoes and some tomatoes in plastic greenhouses. There are several huge dams on the Don river and we crossed some irrigation canals as we drove through the rural areas after we ...