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December 20, 2004

Wake up, everybody!

The hotel offered many obscure services such as wake-up calls. There were many phones in the building - in rooms, in corridors and in the elevators. One could request a wake up call from any one of them by dialing 52 followed by the room number and the time. Some contestants abused this feature to wake me up two times during the night before the second day of the Olympiad. And of course, since the pundits didn’t dial from their room, they were never caught!

Posted by Oleg Ivrii at December 20, 2004 04:17 PM


Oleg, in case you don't already know, when we were checking out, we were told that our room used about 5 euros worth of room service (not from me). Thankfully we didn't have to pay them. Though, let's hope that this doesn't happen again in Merida.

Posted by: Yufei at December 20, 2004 05:39 PM

It must have been someone making a phone call back home. Would you believe the Hilton in Korea charged me EIGHT BUCKS (U.S. too!) for a call back to Canada that lasted less than a minute!

But then again, the team leaders paid for everything, so I should have ordered breakfast in bed as well!

Posted by: Tout at December 21, 2004 12:21 AM

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