REACHING THE TATAR LAND…

12 August 2008: Kazan – Nizhniy NovgorodBefore getting back on the road, we stopped a little in the sunny city centre of Kazhan, an important stopping point of our route, since it is the historic city of the Tatar kingdom. Its Kremlin is registered in the UNESCO Worldwide heritage.We then…

A NIGHT AT THE PETROL STATION

11 August 2008: Ufa – KazanWe stopped for the night ourside of the city of Kazan. After having slept in a greek gymnasium,a public square in Georgia, the turkmenistan border, and a parking in Kazakhstan, a new unexpected place was waiting for us in a highway’s petrol station!

BETWEEN ASIA AND EUROPE

10 August 2008: Chelyabinsk – UfaAnother stopping point in our long route towards Moscow… The Routes of the Olive Tree have reached Ufa today.A simple stop in our trip,we slept in a hotel nearby the airport.We went through the Ural mountain during the day… we’re now riding away from the…

ON THE ROAD TO MOSCOW

9 August 2008: Kurgan-ChelyabinskOur stay in Kurgan was really short, we got the time to “enjoy” the cold and rainy weather of the city, as well as hotel rooms without any hot water in the shower, which is quite normal for a hotel in this region! A cold wind coming…