Sochi beyond the Paralympics
The country of Russia celebrated a very successful Olympic and Paralympic Games and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Sochi. For us, the Paralympic Games were transformative. We saw many examples of courage, strength, humanity and the belief that all things are possible, especially in the face of great adversity. For a spectator, traveling to the Olympic Games takes about 24 hours of constant travel, but once you see Sochi and all it has to offer, the inconvenience and jet lag drift away. Others have endured and waited for this moment far longer than 24 hours.
We met some amazing people and some colorful characters during our time in Sochi and you’ll meet some of them during the show. You will receive a small taste of what we experienced during our time in Sochi. On our way back to the U.S. we spent a long layover in Moscow and you’ll hear about some places you see during a short visit to Moscow when Russian-American singer/songwriter Marina Verenikina joins us to talk about her hometown. We had the pleasure of visiting some of the places that she mentions.