Detained in Sochi, Russia 2014, me and my mother slept on the floor for 3 days

Ever watched that Tom Hanks movie, the Terminal? The one where his character, is not permitted to either enter the country or return home as he is now stateless. Whilst not Speilberg’s best work in directing, it is a great portrayal of being in an airport which could be considered “No Man’s Land” as you are yet to enter the country you have travelled to until approved by Border Protection.

Well, this is the very similar story of how me and my mother ended up travelling from London to Sochi for the Winter Olympics, being denied entry into Russia, detained…

Alexandra Green

British Girl living out her dreams in the United States - Product Designer for Grape Soda Club

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