Travel Blogs from Freetown, 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!  ...

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 ...

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

Sierra Leone (Day 4)

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

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... dinner and concluded with writing a formal letter of proposal to the department of Land Development to obtain 2-3 acres in west Freetown to  build a new GGM mission building for future growth.  We were encouraged to submit this proposal after ...

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 ...

Freetown, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Freetown

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

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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

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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

... running any type of business or organization.  Our ward is overcrowded, the beds need repaired, the accountant is coming in from Freetown, but the files were on the computer with the virus, patients need to be picked up in Ginuea and...  ...

Abstecher nach Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Abstecher nach Sierra Leone

A travel blog entry by brisko

... kurz, das 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 ...

Freetown, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Freetown

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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... 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 10H et minuit, avant de trouver un hotel de libre pas cher sur Freetown. Et tout cela gratuitement pour aider ...

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 car ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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We don't need no water, let it burn., Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

We don't need no water, let it burn.

A travel blog entry by colemiester

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... and of course five minutes later their shed was up in flames.  The family never said a word. Later, Benjamin told me that in Sierra Leone people want to deal with the effect of a problem, that they'd rather not try to prevent it.  There is a ...

A much needed vacation, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

A much needed vacation

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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I'm sitting on the porch of a bungalow at River No. 2 outside of Freetown, Sierra Leone. It's a Monday so my 3 friends and I are the only ones here. The sand is white and the ocean is dark blue, not the crystal blue of the Caribbean but a much darker ...

Heathrow - Freetown, SL, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Heathrow - Freetown, SL

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

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I thought I was supposed to miss the Rain?, Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

I thought I was supposed to miss the Rain?

A travel blog entry by colemiester

Sorry again for the time between updates.  It's been a busy week or so, and it hasn't helped that I've been a bit under the weather with some form of chest infection.  My dad was good enough to provide me with the Lonely Planet's Guide to ...

Sierra Leone (Day 7) - Makeni, Makeni, Sierra Leone travel blog

Sierra Leone (Day 7) - Makeni

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

... and so many hearts have been touched including our own. We have traveled in safety and remain in great emotional, physical and spiritual health. Good night to our friends in Sierra Leone and USA. Please go directly to Oct.7 entry...   ...

New Years Eve, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

New Years Eve

A travel blog entry by geppa66

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... given the number of places he's been. So while the evening its self was fairly uneventful, just lots of drinking, cursing of Sierra Leone and a discussions about the recent rugby world cup, I had an excellent time and managed to meet lots a crew. The ...

Sierra Leone (Day 2), Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Sierra Leone (Day 2)

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

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... 10:30 headed for Freetown in "1st Class". The following pictures show the people disembarking the ferry and our drive through Freetown. They speak volumes to the abject poverty!! It's indescribable!! We stopped at our partner's headquarters, GGM-SL, ...

Culture Shock, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Culture Shock

A travel blog entry by geppa66

... I have felt really ill for the past 4 days, I think I caught a cold along the way, so my initial impression of Freetown hasn't been particularly rosy. The camp dogs strolling across the runway at the International Airport was a bit of an indication of ...

Witchy Woman, Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

Witchy Woman

A travel blog entry by colemiester

... a month, one of our patients has been accused of being a witch. The occult is something that is deeply ingrained in most Sierra Leoneans.  Though the country is about 60% Muslim, 30% Christian, and only 10% Other, most everyone I've spoken with ...

there she blows, a hump like a snowhill!..., Bonthe, Sierra Leone travel blog

there she blows, a hump like a snowhill!...

A travel blog entry by troseen

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They call him Ishmael, and he is my driver. He took over for Sulu once we got into "the bush." He told me he got an award for his driving last year. Well...I'm still alive, so I guess I believe him. I wrote to you last time about the rough roads we had ...

William Street Riot?, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

William Street Riot?

A travel blog entry by geppa66

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I would never have guess that coming to work could be so damn action packed! Id been in the office for about and hour, reading over pamphlets and waiting for some of my work mates to appear so we could maybe do some work? (You cant rush these ...

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