Travel Blogs from Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone you hidden gem, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Sierra Leone you hidden gem

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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... had we entered Sierra Leone, we would farewell some of our newfound friends and meet the newbies replacing them.   Entering Sierra Leone would prove tedious, not only was it a long drive day, we would find ourselves going through numerous police ...

Sierra Leone (Day 3), Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Sierra Leone (Day 3)

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

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... Lynn are arranging surgery tomorrow and will pay for what is needed and the Peltons now have a son that they will support in Sierra Leone.  We have seen God working through us in ways we never expected.  Are we changing?  Immensely!  ...

It's

It's "Mr. Cole"

A travel blog entry by colemiester

... .  We were invited to watch at the home of our landlord, Mr. Idriss, which was nice since TV is a rarity in Sierra Leone.  Radio is quite common, and as we traveled to the house, people lined the streets and clustered around cars, listening to ...

Kenema, Kenema, Sierra Leone travel blog

Kenema

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

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Day 9 - Visit Kenema amputees Return to ...

Paradise, Playboys and Ho's, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Paradise, Playboys and Ho's

A travel blog entry by trig

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... asleep on my lap. None of what’s happened here has really surprised me, it’s West Africa! I get the feeling Sierra Leone is in a place where people can really start to enjoy themselves finally. It’s incredible how a country with such a ...

Happy Birthday to Me, Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

Happy Birthday to Me

A travel blog entry by colemiester

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Apologies again for the unseemly gaps in my blogging, but internet is bad at the best of times, and with so many volunteers around at the moment, my net time is pretty limited.  But I thought I'd better make a little time to lock myself in the ...

Bo, Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

Bo

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

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... in Bo. Three acres has already been granted by the chief to GGM As we were talking, Raymond Scott Manga (a retired Boeing executive from Sierra Leone and now one of the chiefs in the Bo Province) found us in the warehouse. We had met with him in Seattle ...

Kono, Kono, Sierra Leone travel blog

Kono

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

Day 7 - Visit Kono ...

Sierra Leone (Day 4), Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Sierra Leone (Day 4)

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

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Day 4 This is a very brief description of a very long and tiring but fruitful day.  We started off with visits to the departments of social welfare and child protection and then on to education, science and technology.  The big score here ...

Sierra Leone (Day 6), Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Sierra Leone (Day 6)

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

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... , we will take inventory of their radiology department and current capabilities. There is no CT scanner in the country of Sierra Leone!!! We also hope to formulate a medical advisory committee upon our return to enable us to assist with their multiple ...

That Funky  Monkey, Tiawai Island, Sierra Leone travel blog

That Funky Monkey

A travel blog entry by colemiester

After a full month in Sierra Leone, I've finally been able to head out and see some of the sights of this country.  The "village" of Bo (at least 100,000), is all good and well, but there is only so much pollution, garbage, and neighbors playing full ...

Hippos, National Park Outamba, Sierra Leone travel blog

Hippos

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Enfin j ai pu voir les hippos. Un petit coin charmant pres d une riviere. Presqu aucun ...

Freetown, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Freetown

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

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Day ...

Sierra Leone (Day 5), Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Sierra Leone (Day 5)

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

... first NGO (non-governmental organization) . The reason for our meeting was to discuss what activities World Vision does in Sierra Leone and see if there are any partnership possibilities. They have no outreach to the amputees specifically. They were very ...

Freetown, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Freetown

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

Day ...

Freetown, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Freetown

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

Depart for Home via ...

It's been one week..., Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

It's been one week...

A travel blog entry by colemiester

My appologies all, but I just realized it's been about a week since my last post.  Things are progressing steadily here, but with plenty of ups and downs to go arround.  Here is a rundown of the last week. 1)  Our cook may be giving us ...

Abstecher nach Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Abstecher nach Sierra Leone

A travel blog entry by brisko

... Internet hier ist saulahm und ich hab nur noch ein paar Minuten: Bin jetzt seit Montagnachmittag in Freetown, der Hauptstadt von Sierra Leone und es ist einfach nur geil! Die Stadt ist auf einer huegeligen Halbinsel gebaut und hat mehr Leben als ganz ...

Freetown, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Freetown

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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La capitale on y passe toujours pour faire des visas, mais c est rarement le coup de foudre en Afrique. Toujours plus moche les unes des autres. Heureusement les gens sont tres sympathiques. J ai pris 2 heures avec l aide d un habitant de Freetown, entre ...

It's about itme, Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

It's about itme

A travel blog entry by colemiester

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So I've been in Sierra Leone for a week now, and I'm just now getting around to creating a blog.  Better late than never.  It's ironic that I have time to do this today of all days, while I sit in the office with nothing to do, there is a nation ...

Now the work begins, Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

Now the work begins

A travel blog entry by colemiester

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I can't believe I've been here two weeks already.  I've been busy every day so far, and things only now feel like their getting into full swing.  The time hadn't really caught up to me until today, when three of the volunteers I came with ...

More Guff I wrote, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

More Guff I wrote

A travel blog entry by geppa66

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... since a lot of things I can get here are a bloody sight cheaper than anywhere else... but I have to keep reminding myself that after Sierra Leone I go back to being a backpacker and I have to carry all this crap... But I don't think I'm going to be able ...

Merry Christmas, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Merry Christmas

A travel blog entry by geppa66

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Well its been a trials and tribulations type Christmas here in Sierra Leone. It started with an adventurous Christmas eve when the doctor decided at 6pm that I really needed to take the medicine for my dodgy bell via a drip. So I spent most of Christmas ...

Mile 91, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Mile 91

A travel blog entry by geppa66

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Yesterday we went on an excursion to Mile 91, which is a tiny village east of Freetown, where a cultural festival was due to open. It was the most amazing experience! To get there we had to tackle huge stretches of road that were littered with massive ...

Sur le chemin de Freetown, Makeni, Sierra Leone travel blog

Sur le chemin de Freetown

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Makeni est l ancienne base du RUF, une rebellion qui avait mis le sierra leone dans le chaos. Heureusement maintenant c est la paix, avec des villes qui ne sont pas des plus ...

Bonthe Island, Bonthe, Sierra Leone travel blog

Bonthe Island

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Bonthe est une capitale de district qui est situé sur une ile. Le trajet pour y aller est magnifique, il s agit de prendre une moto pendant 3H sur des pistes de laterite rouge, puis un bateau en remontant un fleuve, le bateau faisant des haltes dans des ...

The Great Phone Heist, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

The Great Phone Heist

A travel blog entry by geppa66

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... Later today I went back to the office to submit my statement, so now I can rest easy over the weekend in the knowledge that the Sierra Leonean Police Force is hot on the heals of the dudes who stole my gear...All in all it was one of those fantastic wacky ...

Frontiere Guinee - Sierra Leone, Saya, Sierra Leone travel blog

Frontiere Guinee - Sierra Leone

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Voici un peit poste frontiere : une petite cahute avec des douaniers tres gentils. Mais questions papiers, ils m ont fait n importe quoi. J ai du regulariser ma situation 3 jours plus tard a Freetown. Car cela faisait 3 jours que j etais dans le pays et ...

More from Kingtom, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

More from Kingtom

A travel blog entry by geppa66

This whole business gets worse... Ive spent the last few days trying to find someone who is in a position to help the kids still stuck in the Remand School but none of the organisations set up to deal with this shit are doing anything practical. I ...

Freetown, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Freetown

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

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