Singapore Airlines

I had my tickets for South Korea with the Singapore Airlines. Prior to my trip, I had no idea about how the flight would be and what food they would serve me. But to my surprise, I was able to select Indian food during my check-in. When I sat down in my seat, I was surprised to see Indian movies…

Food experience

My food experience in South Korea was not a experience I hoped. Since I had my dietary restrictions, food was always a problem. Everytime I had to order food in a restaurant or eat food at the workforce lounge, I had to ask someone what went into the preparation of the food. But once I got the hang of it,…

Houses of Pyeongchang 2018

Visiting the country houses was one of my favorites at the Olympics. These country houses offered a range of activities and experiences from learning about the culture, enjoying the native and specialty foods and beverages, opportunities to meet and greet athletes and in few cases current medalists and more importantly stores for purchasing team gear and souvenirs. Each house was unique on…

Met with Former Gold Medalist

Met Hongbo Zhao outside the Ice Aren while I was on shift, with his partner and wife Xue Shen, Zhao is the 2010 Olympic gold medalist, the 2002 & 2006 Olympic bronce medalist. He is currenly the head coach of pairs figure skating of Chinese National Team.

Met the Most Famous Former Athletes in China

We met Yang Yang while we were getting our uniforms at MPC.Yang Yang was the most famous Winter Sports female athletes in China and she is in her eighth year as IOC athlete member which is her last year.She is also the Chair of Athletes Commission of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.Couldnt believe my eyes when i first saw her.

GS25

  GS25 was the closest convenient store to our accommodation. More than being a convenient store, it was a savior to me. The people who worked in the store (first picture) were the saviors. It was difficult to get around for anything since most of the people in Korea didn’t speak English. These people helped me with a lot of things…

Casa Italia

Casa Italia, one of the best houses in Olympics 2018. The Italian house was closed for public entry but our professor could get us in for a tour of the house. My experience with Casa Italia was a unique one. As a curious student, I took out my notebook to take notes during the tour. But little did I know,…

Female cab driver who spoke English

I am sure every one of us would accept that getting a cab and explaining the address was the toughest job in our time at South Korea. Almost none of the cab drivers could speak English or even understand the address when communicated. We got help from the locals to write the address of our accommodation in Korean for the…

Spectator Attendance

Ticket sales have exceeded expectations. POCOG’s goal was to sell 80% of available tickets. They exceeded that by 120% when the Games opened. I have bought tickets to a few events, but POCOG has started allowing those with credentials to attend for free. If a ticket holder arrives, we need to find another empty seat. But so far it has…

Alpine Biathlon Centre

I was able to join three volunteers at the Biathlon Centre to interact with student groups. I thought there would be more of a program (explain the sport, practice English, etc.) with respect to accompanying them. But we were there to encourage them to cheer on the athletes. There were several groups we visited throughout the stands. It was a…