Foreign journalists tweet rough road to Sochi

Last updated 14:01 05/02/2014

Journalists descending on Sochi for the Winter Olympics are experiencing a humourous baptism by fire, with Russian hotels coming up short on running water, and in some cases, a roof or a floor.

Displeased reporters arriving in Sochi have found pre-booked hotels still under construction, adding to debate over whether the city is prepared to host the 2014 Olympics.

The shambles seen at the hotels - only six of nine of which are ready for guests - has been posted on Twitter, with journalists comparing horror stories of water main breaks, stray dogs inside, and check-ins situated in hotel owners' bedrooms when reception areas were "under construction".

- Hat tip to Washington Post

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