Tag Archives: Russia

Fact or Fiction


July 10: For those who have read The Long Road to Paris, know that “Stewball”, the 1967 VW Bettle featured in the novel contains “radical technology- technology so revolutionary that oil-exporting counties, including Russia, want every trace of it destroyed, and China, lacking … Continue reading

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Borders and Bureaucracy


July 12:  Today we did not have a lot of miles to cover, but we did have a border to cross and honestly we always have to plan for some car problem. Today it was Clay. Just 2km from the border … Continue reading

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Stuck Times 5!


July 11: Today we left Moscow. It didn’t go smoothly. As starters, we didn’t meet up with the Beetle club yesterday, they canceled. The group-or at least some of them had gone out of town and because of the road, (it … Continue reading

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What a day it has been!


July 8: I think this was the best day so far. At least since Beijing. We started out today for Nizhny Novgorod with a stop at an antique car and motorcycle restoration shop. Our hope was to get a new headlight … Continue reading

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Black Out


 July 7: Just when you’re almost convinced that your 5 star hotel could be in any major US city, you return from lunch ( and a city tour), to find that the electricity is out. So, OK, this could happen … Continue reading

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