The Journey Begins

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“I volunteer as tribute!”

Okay, perhaps it wasn’t quite that dramatic when I volunteered for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. But I am taking a journey into a fiercely competitive arena where who-knows-what awaits me.

I am currently en route to Sochi where I will be volunteering as a “flash quote reporter” at Bolshoy Ice Dome for men’s ice hockey. Although this will be my third Winter Games, it’s a new role for me and my first time volunteering for a Games versus being paid staff.

After a year of preparation, my volunteer journey officially started yesterday (I think — overnight flights and time zones are messing with my perception of time) with a flight from Vancouver to London, and onward to Moscow. I’ve just arrived at Domodedovo Airport, at 5:30am local time, more than a little disoriented and already experiencing a whole lot of culture shock.

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Now to grab the train into central Moscow and cram as much sightseeing as possible into a 26-hour layover before taking the final leg into Sochi tomorrow.

Let the Games begin.

(My updates from Sochi are being shared via VancityBuzz, who graciously provided Quatchi.)

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About Erin

Bookworm, word nerd, grammar geek. Small town girl, living in a lonely world. Running a race-per-month in 2013.
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