Disappointing fact

Trip Start Feb 03, 2014
Trip End Feb 27, 2014

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Flag of Russia  , Southern District,
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pat downs were not as I hoped.  Shared my vision of pat-downs with many of you. They are quite frequent as every train ride or entrance to an Olympic Cluster earns one. Turns out women dispense pat-downs to women, men to men.  All this time, all this news... I had thought there was a particular lifestyle that would receive no promotion whatsoever.  Not so! Hahaha....asked the other day if a man could execute my pat-down: Nyet! Against Russian law!  Asked if I could give him a pat down: Nyet!!  Sheesh, what's a girl to do?

Olympic Coastal Cluster is huge, took bus there.  It took me about 1/2 hour to walk to Curling rink.  Very impressive though.  Going back tomorrow; early in the day as I would like to get the Can-Nor hockey game tickets.  21:00 so will be a late night...

Was the ever present guy (young and kinda snotty) from Edmonton.  2014 Canadian Hockey jersey with Gretzky emblazoned across the back.  I asked who that was, looked down his nose. gave him a "Go Flames".  Got the "well we won all those Cups".  My reply was it happened so long ago no one remembers...who are the Oilers anyway.  He just walked away hahaha....geez

Neighbors in this "hotel" are from Norway, there are about 4 guys.  They typically end their day at 4AM with lots of noise, clattering around, continuing to revel. Each one has a cow bell around their neck, so that adds nicely to the cacophony. Often there are stray girls in tow haha.  One kind of develops a schedule around these sorts of things and soldiers on. 

Not exactly sure what's happening today...as you all know that can lead to trouble. 
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Derry on

Great Blog! Love to follow along. Keep working on that pat down thing :) I see you haven't lost your sense of humour! Remember to ask for Kylie at the Austrailian team office. D

TFA on

Great blog Linda. Stretched the sense of humor envelop with your Gretzky wearing Jersey Guy. Love your sense of Hahhaha!

alm's on

I can just picture you with all the Russian dude's. It's going to take longer than 3 weeks for them to come around to your sense of humour. Keep trying - I'm sure you will get in to trouble sooner or later! LOL! Liked the snowman picture!

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