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(Vocativ)   If you go to Sochi, among all the other pleasantries, you might get the chance to use an authentic local person's pillow. Sleep tight   (vocativ.com) divider line 18
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2014-02-05 08:58:48 PM
4 votes:
This is what happens when you base a modern economy on graft and vodka, built on a firm foundation of Soviet style communism. What did people expect?
2014-02-05 08:58:36 PM
4 votes:
I visited Sochi about 5 years ago.....

It was a complete crap-hole. I can't see how any one would say it should host an Olympic event. The dog thing appeared to be a constant across eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey all had TONS of dogs running around).

Other things....Hopefully the places in Sochi have decided to start taking credit cards. That was a royal pain in the ass when we were there. In the US, EVERYWHERE takes credit cards. In Sochi, NO WHERE took credit cards.

And the hotel thing in Sochi doesn't surprise me. I stayed in a hotel in Greece a few weeks before I was in Sochi. Let's just say, crappy American hotels (Motel 6 for instance) are amazing compared to the dives in some of those countries. What I paid for a not-very-good hotel (lumpy bed, leaky shower, etc) would get me into a Holiday Inn in LA/NY, which are actually damn decent. We really have it good. Our hotel chains give a nice consistency that is sorely lacking in other parts of the world.
2014-02-05 11:19:21 PM
2 votes:

Bucky Katt: I've seen the don't flush tp thing in other countries.  Meh.


What's surprising is all the time and money they've had to build infrastructure, but they still expect people to dump their shiat stained toilet paper into a waste basket. Heck, they could have gone with a bidet if they really didn't want people flushing toilet paper. This just isn't what people should see when they're hosting a world class event.
2014-02-05 11:07:03 PM
2 votes:
The real shiatstorm hasn't even started. Athletes are going to miss events because of poor transportation. Protesters are going to get shot. Judging is going to be even more corrupt than usual. A few countries will actually pull out entirely. Equipment thefts will cause major disruptions. Throw in a few high profile kidnappings and we're going to see one hell of a show.
2014-02-05 10:56:40 PM
2 votes:

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I've seen the don't flush tp thing in other countries.  Meh.
2014-02-05 09:09:58 PM
2 votes:

AloysiusSnuffleupagus: Seen in Sochi- last row: no toilet fishing and ... no drinking while sitting on the floor?  Baffling.

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I think the bottom right one is a dude attempting to stick a syringe in his arm.

"Please don't do drugs in our bathrooms"
2014-02-05 08:29:14 PM
2 votes:
If your room doesn't include a pillow, just rest your head on one of the stray dogs.
2014-02-05 11:33:16 PM
1 votes:
And to think, they won the bid over Salzburg, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I stayed in a youth hostel in Salzburg that was honest to god, 1,000 times nicer than what I'm seeing in here.

www.ccisabroad.org
2014-02-05 10:54:48 PM
1 votes:
www.mikehourigan.com


Do you miss me now?
2014-02-05 10:42:36 PM
1 votes:
Probably not too late to move it to Vancouver.
2014-02-05 09:53:39 PM
1 votes:
WTF? They had seven years to get it right!
2014-02-05 09:45:10 PM
1 votes:

Ivo Shandor: If your room doesn't include a pillow, just rest your head on one of the stray dogs.


That'll also help with the lack of heat in some rooms.
2014-02-05 09:11:13 PM
1 votes:
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2014-02-05 09:07:55 PM
1 votes:
Seen in Sochi- last row: no toilet fishing and ... no drinking while sitting on the floor?  Baffling.

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2014-02-05 08:51:50 PM
1 votes:
Between the hacking, the terrorist threats, and the state of Sochi itself, I'm left wondering if the Olympics are going to get off the ground at all.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-05 08:47:30 PM
1 votes:
fusillade762: This will be just like the bad old Soviet days when you had to wait in line for 5 hours to buy a pillow...

No, yesterday was the day to wait 5 hours in line and not get a pillow. Today you can wait 5 hours in line and not get shoes.
2014-02-05 08:47:14 PM
1 votes:
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2014-02-05 08:00:28 PM
1 votes:
This will be just like the bad old Soviet days when you had to wait in line for 5 hours to buy a pillow...
 
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