Sochi is one of the most beautiful cities I have seen so far. Mountain, forests, sea, and beach!!! What else do you need!!! We went to the city center by Lastochka electric train. Lastochka trains was unveiled Russian Railways which has a capacity of 800 passengers and can run a maximum speed of 160KM/hour.
|Alina, At Lastochka Train. On our way to Sochi City.|
Any way went to the city center with my colleagues. We had to take a local bus to get to a local supermarket. I was expecting to use any public transport without paying as I did in London. But unfortunately it was not the case. We had to pay for using local transport!!! But not every time. You have to carry cash if you want to use any public transport. Paying by bank cards/electronic card is not usual.
|At Sochi Train station.|
Anyway we went to a big market and had some food and came home late. Had an awesome day.
|Sochi River. On our way to a shopping center at Sochi.|
Anna informed me that we will have our venue specific training on next morning. We decided to meet at the dining area next morning to have our breakfast and go from there.
Next morning after having breakfast we went to the Olympic Village for our training. First of all we had our venue specific training then functional training. At the venue specific training it was almost as identical as the one we had for London 2012 Olympic Games.
|Main Press Center. On our way for training!!!|
At the role specific training they showed us what we will be doing during the games. We had few international volunteers came from west. Have not seen anyone from East. They have tried their best to translate. It was a great day as well.
|At Guest Pass Center after the Role specific training.|
Stay tuned to find out what happened with me in Russia………
< To be continued >