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Sochi Hotels a Horror Story

The Winter Olympics in Sochi may be the most expensive in history, but apparently some of the hotels were forgotten. Shaun Walker, The Guardian’s Moscow bureau chief, wrote that upon checking in he was told, “Your room is still under construction. They are literally finishing, the keys are literally coming now.” Chicago Tribune reporter Stacy St. Clair tweeted, “My hotel has no water. If restored, the front desk says, ‘do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous.’” Meanwhile, according to other reporters, shower curtains have become a valuable commodity, as one photographer was told, “You will not get a shower curtain.”