Travel Blogs from Sierra Leone

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Hard work in Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Hard work in Sierra Leone

A travel blog entry by sjvolk

Heat and hard work has its ...

Gola Forest Lalehun Village, The Gola Forest and Lalehun Village, Sierra Leone travel blog

Gola Forest Lalehun Village

A travel blog entry by shalineebhoobun

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So last weekend I had a little adventure out to the Gola Forest, the only real surviving forest in Sierra Leone now. Only about 1/4 falls within the Sierra Leonean border, the rest belongs to Liberia. Many communities inhabited the forest, but some years ...

Soaking in the sites on a day of driving, Makeni, Sierra Leone travel blog

Soaking in the sites on a day of driving

A travel blog entry by davidoleary

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... , details are exchanged and the next steps are outlined. We discuss ways that I can help. My knowledge of agriculture and of Sierra Leone's financial system is severely limited but I'm eager to learn more.  One of my projects will be to help conduct ...

Secret Santa, Tokeh Beach, Sierra Leone travel blog

Secret Santa

A travel blog entry by kenziertw

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24th December Drove to the border with Sierra Leone, where we given the VIP treatment through customs - it still took 3 hours to get our visas! Whilst waiting we bought the first beer since 21st, first cold beer since 18th, using Leones! Travel ...

Boats, Barmoi's and Bonthe, Bonthe, Sierra Leone travel blog

Boats, Barmoi's and Bonthe

A travel blog entry by robspackman

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... Not a bad life. Bonthe is a large beautiful island, found at around seven o’clock on the clock face of Sierra Leone. Its shady car free streets are beautifully peaceful and graced with elegantly decayed buildings, ruined churches, general stores and ...

Njala...an oasis in the middle of nowhere!, Njala, Sierra Leone travel blog

Njala...an oasis in the middle of nowhere!

A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman

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... the periphery. Sure, some of the buildings are a bit run-down, and a few burnt-out concrete shells provide a poignant reminder of Sierra Leone's troubled recent past, but as a whole, the place was very neat and tidy. But it was the genuine kindness and ...

So much to say- So little time, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

So much to say- So little time

A travel blog entry by agibson

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Well, it seems that I have not been doing so well with keeping up to my hope of writing a couple of times throughout the week, but I will continue to work on it. I cannot believe that I have already been here for a month already!!!  Work is keeping ...

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 ...

Getting to know Freetown, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Getting to know Freetown

A travel blog entry by juhu

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... a guy sitting on a stool having a big pile of notes in his hands. For my hundred dollars I got a pile of ten thousands Sierra Leoneans. Afterwards I bought some clothes from a lady who was eager to sell her complete stock to me. After having bought some ...

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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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, ...

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