Travel Blogs from Samara
... large!) hill for the view, magical looking back over the river and down the valley. Lunch was at a local cafe as not a lot open being a Monday. We then walked through the village, most of the places are used for summer houses, many with extensive veggie patches. We did meet some locals who live in the village permanently, their timber home a little worse for wear and their goats a little frisky! Cathy was having a nice chat with one of ...
... as Kuybyshev, Samara is one of the 10 largest cities in Russia and stretches along the banks of the Volga River. In Soviet times Samara had the status of a closed city due to its aviation industry. It was ready to serve as the backup capital of the Soviet Union should Moscow have fallen to the invading Germans during the great Patriotic War of 1941 - ...
... 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 ...
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A Hot Day to Samara
A hot day crossing rolling green pastures of the Russian Steppes brings us to
Samara – a day off tomorrow, and we are in a particularly comfortable hotel.
Today was all about a blend of gravel tracks and main roads with several stops
at road-side cafes for stamps from the time-keeping team, with a particularly
welcome surprise… today saw the little blue Renault 4 of ...