The Mission

The Peking to Paris Rally is a recreation of the 1907 challenge issued by Le Matin, "Is there anyone who will undertake to travel this summer from Peking to Paris by automobile?"
The 2016 version will follow a route of 13,695 Km (8,510 miles) and take 35 days. We are travelling in Rhubarb and Custard, a 1936 Buick. We know nothing about cars or rallying.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Rally Day 16

"The floor of the hut was of hard black dirt. Outside the squiggly streets of Tyumen were either mud or dust according to the season. Lining the squiggles were horrid wooden huts. Sometimes wild pigs would rage into town and bite children to was not a setting to sing about". Irving Berlin - born in Tyumen where the rally has now arrived.

I can imagine the squiggly streets and wooden huts Berlin describes because the villages along the way are just the same today.

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