Sochi Olympics: Deathrap Elevators, Stray Dogs, Unexpected VisitorsPosted: February 5, 2014
…During my first night in Sochi, I got a visit from the one who doesn’t.
The only sound I heard was a key going into the lock and, at around 4 a.m. Wednesday, the door to my hotel room opening. Half asleep, I looked up and saw the light shining in from the hall. But by the time I sat up to see who was there, the door had been shut again. The one who doesn’t knock scurried away without uttering a word.
Do housekeepers work graveyard shifts here? Was it a construction worker, assuming something wasn’t quite finished in the room? Who else would both have a key and be using it at 4 a.m.?
In Sochi, those are questions better left unasked. Or at the very least, they will remain unanswered. I tried calling the front desk, but the phone didn’t work. And really, given the much more serious hotel issues others have experienced, I wasn’t about to complain.
I dozed off again until around 5 a.m., when the sound of stray dogs barking began to echo outside…
- Ugly side of the Olympics: What Sochi is doing to make it pleasant for visitors (kfor.com)
- Journalists: Sochi Isn’t Ready (joemygod.blogspot.com)
- Remind me again why you’re going to Sochi (christopherfountain.wordpress.com)
- A Stranger in the Sochi Night (blogs.wsj.com)
- Food And Water In Sochi Appears To Be Contaminated (Photo) (blacksportsonline.com)
- As Opening Ceremony Nears, Sochi Looks Rough but Ready (online.wsj.com)
- Sochi city hall orders killing of stray dogs (wcvb.com)
- Sochi city hall orders killing of stray dogs (m.topix.com)
- Sochi Killing Dogs (wordsfromsachem.wordpress.com)