Tri Zvezdy Hotel
Travel Blogs from Togliatti
... tonight is a shipping facility. The landscape today shifted from endless corn and sunflower fields to more rolling hills and birch/pine forests. The city of Samara is much like the rest of the Russian cities we've seen with endless apartment buildings, tons of power lines and monuments all over. Anthon, Kurt, Steve Smith and Matt took a streetcar downtown to explore tonight and saw the monument to Samara's involvement in ...
to the old-fashioned but simpler and more reliable points-system, fortunately
they were carrying spares, including Keith and Nora Ashworth in the Mercedes
fintail, car 81. The Ford Mustang of car Brian and Chantel Shields was having new bushes fitted
to the front suspension this morning by Owen and Jamie Turner. The Rovers are
now back with us, but after fixing its front suspension, Tony Smyth has had to
have a misfire ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... loud music. Upon looking out we saw a car driving through the field of grain and playing loud traditional Russian music. It circled the field once they stayed in a distant corner for a while before disappearing as suddenly as it had appeared. There were no houses within at least 800m of us.
When we reached Kochubeevskoe David found the school where the teachers D and L had met used to work. It was being used during the ...