Garett arrived safely in Sochi, Russia today - despite the cancellation of his first flight to Frankfurt, his re-booked flight number (911) and the abrupt landing at Sochi airport. He said the flight was smooth, but the landing was similar to landing at Midway in Chicago. Garett made it through passport control, but he had issues getting his Olympic pass validated due to some clerical errors. So he had to go the Main Media Centre to sort out the issue. Although Garett is working for a London-based catering company, their direct customer is OBS - Olympic Broadcasting Service.
Garett is based in the "coastal cluster" on the Black Sea. He will be working at the Iceberg Skating Palace, where they will be holding the speed skating and figure skating competitions. The opening ceremony is one week from tomorrow on Feb 7th.
The weather in Sochi is warmer than London and there isn't a flake of snow in sight. I will update the blog as Garett sends more pictures and updates.
P.S. There are fireworks in London tonight (they love their fireworks here). This time it's for the lunar new year - happy year of the horse!
Iceberg Skating Palace
Garett's hotel - less glamorous
Home away from home for the next month