THE ANSWER IS NO. I do have some friends living in the city, but this is their opportunity to cash in on the Olympic hype. This is capitalism at its finest, and I can’t say I wouldn’t do the same if I were in their shoes. However, this doesn’t change the fact that my wife and I need somewhere to lay our heads for the night when we visit next February.
So we’ve been scouring the ‘net for “good” deals on any type of accommodation. Our mistake was assuming that this existed. It doesn’t.