Travel Blogs from Sierra Leone

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Christmas on the beach, Toke, Sierra Leone travel blog

Christmas on the beach

A travel blog entry by mushbird25

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Our first experience of Sierra Leone was the police checks!  I find it very strange that you go through a police check, then customs, then the border police only to travel a further 100 yards to hit yet another police check, what are they ...

Wonderful, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Wonderful

A travel blog entry by wkatsande

Freetown is ...

A carrier system, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

A carrier system

A travel blog entry by agibson

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... (unless you know a friend who is going that way which happens often).  When Musa (Henry) had me bring his passport to Sierra Leone to be processed, I never imagined to find out the cost to send it back to the States with DSL would be around $120! ...

Peaceful pandemonium ..., Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Peaceful pandemonium ...

A travel blog entry by davidoleary

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... . Also, next week I will be doing a sponsor visit. Through the NGO I'm working with I sponsor a six year old boy in Sierra Leone named Ayuba. I've arranged a visit with him and his family next week. The NGO offers this to anyone who sponsors a ...

Blogging from the bush...a novel experience..., Kono, Sierra Leone travel blog

Blogging from the bush...a novel experience...

A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman

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... and the contents of this blog are a month or so out of date. I am hoping for the former but, with my five month stay in Sierra Leone about to cross the half-way mark, I am fully aware that it could well be the latter. Anyway, as you may have gathered ...

From Mammy Yoko to Port Loko, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

From Mammy Yoko to Port Loko

A travel blog entry by douglasball

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Seeing a UN aircraft 'crashed' off the main runway an the airport when I arrived did not inspire confidence. I was also not met at Immigration as expected. However, a visa was issued based on papers I had. Through customs, and a change of 20 pounds to ...

My second week, Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

My second week

A travel blog entry by shalineebhoobun

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... for your patient. It’s a very strange situation. But on a good note I am really loving the people here in Sierra Leone. Everyone is unbelievably friendly. I am amazed by how resilient the women of this country are, particularly the older ...

It's all just so cliché, Makeni, Sierra Leone travel blog

It's all just so cliché

A travel blog entry by davidoleary

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I'm acutely aware that this experience, my reaction to it, and even this blog are incredibly cliché. I mean, what am I, the millionth schmuck to go spend a little time in Africa only to come back rattling on about what a life changing experience it was ...

I'll never forget the smell of the sweat, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

I'll never forget the smell of the sweat

A travel blog entry by stuzaza

... her and hounded me for months, she is one of the reasons i don't use facebook. Possibly the best experience i had was in Sierra Leone. I was living in Gambia at the time and decided to see the journey from a taxi window instead of flying the 1 hour trip ...

A little bit of context, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

A little bit of context

A travel blog entry by davidoleary

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... robbed.   Without any first hand experiences to share just yet, I'll give a brief account of what I do know about the country. Sierra Leone is slowly rebuilding after being ravaged by a decade long civil war. The war resulted in the deaths of tens of ...

The inspiring stories of the locals, Koidu, Sierra Leone travel blog

The inspiring stories of the locals

A travel blog entry by davidoleary

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... a few hours away. With 12 siblings (many of them half-brothers and sisters who came from different mothers ... a common occurrence in Sierra Leone), Prince’s parents could not afford to take care of them all. But living with his uncle was just as ...

Preface, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Preface

A travel blog entry by davidoleary

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I firmly believe that a bigger part of our existence comes down to luck than people care to admit. I mean think about it, nearly a billion people live in abject poverty; meanwhile billions more have the bare necessities but not much more. With 8 ...

A post from Rob, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

A post from Rob

A travel blog entry by hursts

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... floor mopping, window cleaning, handrail disinfecting, and toilet cleaning which I like the least.  Together with some Sierra Leone day volunteers, I work alongside a Dutch guy who sells financial software and a Danish guy who is currently ...

"Taking the people to Government"

A travel blog entry by agibson

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... making.”  The main objective of OGI is to promote a platforms through which the Government and the Sierra Leone population directly interact, thereby enhancing transparency and accountability of all three key state institutions in the process ...

Freetown, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Freetown

A travel blog entry by oramix

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Mieszkamy u chinczyka, hotel najdrozszy do tej pory 120$ doba, ale w cenie sniadanie i ocean w odleglosci 50m. Plan na dzisiaj w miare spokojny. Zebralismy sie kolo 9 na sniadanie omlet, tost, fasolka, herbata. Po sniadaniu zlapalismy taxi do downtown, ...

save the whales, Kamakwie, Sierra Leone travel blog

save the whales

A travel blog entry by riceandbeans

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... ' or 'take action against global warming'. We had a film night and watched Peter Pan with all the kids which was followed by Sierra Leonian music where all the kids got up and did the national sexy-booty dance - a little unsettling the first time you see ...

Sierra Leone, Lungi, Sierra Leone travel blog

Sierra Leone

A travel blog entry by worldmaddog

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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 ...

Torma Bum, Tormabum, Sierra Leone travel blog

Torma Bum

A travel blog entry by luchenne

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Internet again, Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

Internet again

A travel blog entry by gilathonia

Back in the internet cafe, finally! Loads has happened since the last post, we're really starting to feel at home here. Have been ill with some sort of fever (thankfully not malaria as I now know how to test myself for that!) since monday but am better ...

Burreh Beach Party!, Burreh Beach, Sierra Leone travel blog

Burreh Beach Party!

A travel blog entry by shadysideup

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... of things.  When dinner arrived they cleared off the table and set out huge bowls full of rice, oceanfish, and plasauce (a traditional Sierra Leone dish made form leaves and peanuts- kind of a curry).  I filled my plate up and ate every last ...

A poignant day in the history of Panguma, Panguma, Sierra Leone travel blog

A poignant day in the history of Panguma

A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman

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... captured Tongo, and then, on January 1994, attacked many villages close by, advancing to within 3 miles of Panguma. Again, the Sierra Leone Army mounted a strong counter attack,driving the rebels out, and securing the area. But early in the morning of ...

Free at last! ...  eh ... Freetown at last!, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Free at last! ... eh ... Freetown at last!

A travel blog entry by bokonogatino

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Freetown est encore loin de Lungi, ...

The End of our VSO Experience in Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

The End of our VSO Experience in Sierra Leone

A travel blog entry by candcthai

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... from foreigners), has to spend the morning cleaning the streets. Apparently this was announced on the radio the previous day. Leaving Sierra Leone was a very difficult decision, but undoubtedly the right thing for us to do. I am still doing some work ...

ARTIST, FR EETOWN, Sierra Leone travel blog

ARTIST

A travel blog entry by shakalearnmansa

ARTIST ...

More from Mercy Ships, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

More from Mercy Ships

A travel blog entry by hursts

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... including little Josephine whose story you read about in the last blog. Presently the ship is preparing for a visit from the president of Sierra Leone. He is coming to see the ship and make an address to the crew to show his thanks for what Mercy Ships ...

Nov 26, 2009, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Nov 26, 2009

A travel blog entry by pansy22

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My beginning, Kamakwie, Sierra Leone travel blog

My beginning

A travel blog entry by mortalsphere

This is the place where I was born. Someday I would like to go back and ...

Day 2:

Day 2: "Whats one more piece of candy?"

A travel blog entry by coverman

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Today is the first day that we are going out into the city for out reach. The agenda is to visit the children's hospital and then to Auntie Margaret’s Orphanage. Small note on how we and the children address people in this culture.  The adults ...

Arriving in Freetown in a dark storm, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Arriving in Freetown in a dark storm

A travel blog entry by candcthai

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We arrived as part of the largest batch of volunteers that VSO in Sierra Leone have ever received, although we did'nt know this until the next morning.  What we did know was it was pitch black with torrential rain hammering down and we were in ...

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