Take A Break

….. and enjoy the countryside. And while you’re on it, you could as well repair your car. On our way to the salt lake we had troubles with the gasoline pump again. OK, this was expected and I could repair it. But we arrived at … Continue readingTake A Break

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A change in the team again. Robert went home and now Willem was promoted to navigator / trip photographer 😀 From Samara we chose the road east of the Volga river. Its less traffic than the main road and not so many cities. Well, snd … Continue readingVolgograd

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In Samara we reached 6.000km. Wow. Its 1/3 of the whole trip now. One month on the road and two more to go. So far we enjoyed a lot of nice sunny weather and didnt get into troubles. The car is very reliable and police … Continue readingSamara

Vehicle Repair Day

Celebrated the international “Vehicle Repair Day”. A lot of parts from Uljanowsk were installed. The exhaust was fixed, we have a new battery now (Ah, maybe it was just bad contacts, there are still some electrical issues), new air filter, checked all lights and we … Continue readingVehicle Repair Day


After checking out some small villages and doing some camping at the Volga (ewwww, Moskitos!) we finally arrived in Uljanowsk. Uljanowsk is birth place of Mr. Vladimir Iljitsch Uljanow (aka Lenin) and also: my lovely car. They build this car since the year 1965 and … Continue readingUljanowsk

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Lenin said “good bye” and we moved east, to Kazan. New impressions every day. Now there are cows on the street and almost every village got these gas tubes in front of their houses. Enjoyed a lot of nice views to the Volga river. But … Continue readingKazan

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Nizhny Novgorod

We didnt take dhe main road and tried to enjoy the countryside. Russia is beautiful. Not just birch trees and mud. People in villages still build their traditional wooden houses, and they put them in really nice places. I am sure, a lot of them … Continue readingNizhny Novgorod

Moscow, Moscow

Hello Moscow. The biggest city in europe. almost 12 million people live here. Too many, if you ask me. Traffic is chaotic. Sometimes its really ok. Just dont get too close to the center. Use the metro as often as you can. Its cheap and … Continue readingMoscow, Moscow

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Country roads….

On the way to Moscow, there is Veliki Nowgorod. Again, old castle walls, churches, tourists….. And here we decided to get off the main road and see some nature. It was incredible! Villages as big as 3 houses, next gas station in 100km, asphalt??? Ha … Continue readingCountry roads….

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