Our own Neile Jones is in Sochi, and has more what it's like being on the other side of the world.
Every day Journalist use the International Broadcast Center to get their jobs done. You might even call the IBC a second home for those traveling to cover the games, but down stairs underneath all the work space, a sort of make shift shopping center exist to help both athletes and those bringing your their stories get what they need.
Maybe it's hair cut? Or Groceries?
Water, juice, some yogurt. You'll even find a McDonald's, dry cleaning, and souvenirs. Liz Clark says she is covering her 7th Olympics and is currently working for the Washington Post. For Clark a grocery story can be a lifesaver when gold medal work is on the line
"As a reporter we send probably 18 hours a day at the venue weather at a competition venue or working here at the main media center. When you get to your hotel its nice to have some water and juices there too, so its great that you can come in and knock it all out and ah take it home," said Clark.
But what if you need a little something more. With it being the month of February you've also gotta be able to get candies and flowers for your sweet heart you can do it right here but be prepared to play in rubles, not American dollars. Whatever seems to be on the "help me" list can almost certainly be found right here.