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PostSubject: my time in vancouver   09.03.10 21:36

girls i am sorry it took so long to start a report.

so, i arrived in vancouver. it was raining like hell and it has been raining for all last week. but the prognosis said that for the next week, as long as i was there it was gonna to be sunny and it was . sunny actually during most days it was really warm, like you could wear a t-shirt, unfortunately in night time was cold.
as ma and sheena discovered, we were staying in the middle of the nowhere, aka maple ridge. we did not realise before hand that it was gonna be so far away.
another thing we discovered was that the canadians are such nice people. i mean i don't know if this is the truth but it was my truth as long as i stayed there. so one day on the bus a lady started talking to me and sheena and when we told her where we stay she offered to try and find another place for us.
and she did. she called our hotel and left a number for us to call. and we did and we met that person. who turned out to be a nun. A NUN!!!! it wasn't much closer and i decided not to make the convent collapse by my moving in there. but it was such a funny moment. with sheena telling me that maybe it would be nice if i would not mention my opinion about religion to the nun. lol! fun she was cute and she had her olympic gloves and was all for the olympic spirit.

well, everybody on the streets seems to be all for the olympic spirit. we did heard on tv and from friends that actually not everybody was fine with the olys but you wouldn't have known it just by walking the streets.
everywhere there was the " go canada go" sign, next to the " welcome world " sign. everybody was wearing a maple leaf in some form : on t-shirts, pants, jackets, boots, gloves. there a maple leaf on anything you could think of.
but the obvious patriotism came hand in hand with the warm welcome. everybody was crazy helpful. like me and sheena felt we could put ourselves up for adoption and somebody will definitely take us in. sometime people will just come up to you and ask if you need help just because you looked lost. And i am not just talking about the volunteers in blue jackets ( they were awesome too by the way ) but i am talking about random people on the street.
Vancouver was a great place to be. Especially if you had a couple of friends with you and you loved winter sports. Every bar in town had a huge screen tv showing the games.
and in vancouver even the statues were supporting the olys. like seriously, the statues where wearing the olympic gloves.

the public trasportation amazeme. they were damm goo, they deserved a medal, a golden one.

everywhere in the town, there were queues. but the biggest queue we kept seeing we did not know what it was for. and one day, i think the last day i decided to go and freaking ask. and it was a place that had the medal on display. seriously, people were queuing to just lok at the medals. that was weird.

ok, i promise to continue if people are still interested in this, one month after the fact Razz and i am gonna start to upload my pics.
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   09.03.10 21:55

Duh? Are members interested in reading more? LOL Irina....you're kidding, right? LOL My vote is for MORE. Bring it on!

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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   09.03.10 23:45

Thanks Irina! I want more too!! Very Happy I always love the way you write!! white bunny
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   10.03.10 7:09

Hahahaha Irina, the nun story cracks me up :lach:

And of course I want more!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   10.03.10 8:10

Thank you Irina. Fantastic story, I'm waiting for more OF COURSE Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   10.03.10 18:32

What a great story Irina Very Happy Do give us more! And thanks for this part Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   12.03.10 12:01

Thank you Irina!!! hugs
Loved it and obviously looking forward to reading some more!!!
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   12.03.10 19:18

Thanks Irina! I would love to read more of your adventures in Vancouver. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   12.03.10 19:44

thankyou2 , great report Irina!

I want more!!!

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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   12.03.10 21:11

Haha Irina great start of the report specialy with the nuns!
And add me to the list of people who would like have more!

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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   13.03.10 1:52

Good story! Smile
I want more to!
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   13.03.10 15:24

ladies, here is my report for absolute-skating. they asked me beofre i left to do one for them. most of the photos in the report are mine. here is part 1.
http://www.absoluteskating.com/reports/2010olysmensp.html

i will try to thing about what i left out from there and add it. also when the internet stops hating me i will upload my photos.
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   13.03.10 19:49

Great report Irina !!!! Wink kisses Thanks a lot. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   13.03.10 23:22

thanks irina Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   15.03.10 20:22

here is part 2

http://www.absoluteskating.com/reports/2010olysmenlp.html
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   15.03.10 22:00

Thank you, Irina. Your reports for Absolute Skating are wonderful and so are your photos. cheers I really got a giggle from the podium photo with Evan, Dai and Plush. The expression on Plushenko's face is not that of a happy or satisfied man, LOL. It's a mixture of wistfulness and sadness over what should have been....at least in his mind.

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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   15.03.10 23:15

thanks irina Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   16.03.10 16:21

Thanx Irina, it was lovely to read!
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   16.03.10 19:21

Well done Irina! How does it feel to be a internationally published journalist?? tire la langue

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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   17.03.10 12:49

Sheena wrote:
Well done Irina! How does it feel to be a internationally published journalist?? t2804


lach i like your view on things . well, when you put it like that, i feel 4197610
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   17.03.10 17:26

Irina: Bungee jumping?? Tell us please! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   17.03.10 17:32

Nona wrote:
Irina: Bungee jumping?? Tell us please! Very Happy
Yes I'm also interested how it was like! Very Happy And thanks for the second part
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   17.03.10 19:04

Irina - this was very entertaining and lovely to read clap

I'm joining the queue of girls interested in hearing about your bungee jumping experience! faint18x19wy5
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   18.03.10 14:32

Wow! Thank you for the great report Irina. I had so much pleasure reading it. Very Happy And I'm starting to feel real jealous. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: my time in vancouver   18.03.10 15:41

i have to say that the bungee experience is what all my friends want to hear about.
so i was thinking what to in vancouver to make it memorable. and after i told sheena and she said she would come to me to whistler i decided to do it. i made a reservation for the day in between the boy's programs.
whistler is somewhere like 2 hours by bus from vancouver. i found whistler a very nice village well worth visiting.
so me and sheena and 3 other people got transported to the jumping site. the ride there alone was quite insane. it was a very, very bumpy road.
once i got there i kind of got scared. i tried not to think about the actual jump all day. but seeing the insanely high bridge kind of got to me.
i have sheena on tape saying she would not do that in her worst nightmares Razz
the people managing the jump looked to me kind of like young hippies. hanging from the bridge and saying stuff like " i love hanging from high places ".
first it was a boy that jumped and he seemed to be fine and then it was my turn.
i was kind of panicking and wondering if i am actually gonna jump or not. they put me on the edge and started counting. i closed my eyes and jumped. i opened them somewhere mid jump. i reached the end of the rope and then started going up and down because of the bungee rope.
i have to say that except the actual jump moment when i was scared out of my mind all the rest of the experience was awesome.
and i made me feel, what i think i can consider as " high ". i just felt extraordinary all day. i kind of felt like smiling all the time i remembered i jumped.
after they brought me back i just turned to one of the guys there, the one i found to be the cutest and told him - i feel an urge to hug you right now. and he was awesomely cute and said - girl, you don't ask for stuff like this , you just for it !!! and we hugged. one more reason to smile about.

keep asking me questions and the stories will come back to me.
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