Travel Blogs from Sierra Leone

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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 ...

Droga SL, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Droga SL

A travel blog entry by oramix

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... do podrozy, poprzedniego wieczoru rozpytalismy o to skad odjezdzaja busy do Freetown, zarowno Ismael jak i taksowkarz wskazali ambasade Sierra Leone. Biorac pod uwage, ze zazwyczaj transport rusza miedzy 7 a 8, zameldowalismy sie na miejscu o 7. ...

Last day in Kambia., Kambia, Sierra Leone travel blog

Last day in Kambia.

A travel blog entry by shadysideup

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My last day in Kambia was nice.  Since it was all Saints day there was no school.  Sherry wanted to show me her school so we rode bikes into old Kambia where her school is located.   On the way we stopped at the library and the ...

Random observations, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Random observations

A travel blog entry by davidoleary

The following is a collection of interesting and hopefully useful observations (for anyone else thinking of visiting) from my stay in Sierra Leone:  Even big burly men aren't embarrassed to openly enjoy 80's soft rock  Sierra Leoneans are ...

Shakalearn 1, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Shakalearn 1

A travel blog entry by shakalearnmansa

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One of my work about income generating in the traditional ...

Bush medicine and paramount cheifs in Bo, Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

Bush medicine and paramount cheifs in Bo

A travel blog entry by robspackman

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... supermarkets, air conditioned restaurants and all night Night Clubs such as the Jay Cee. I've mentioned that people like to party in Sierra Leone, possibly more so than any other country I have ever visited. The Jay Cee was typical, our hotel next door ...

Finding my rhythm in Panguma, Panguma, Sierra Leone travel blog

Finding my rhythm in Panguma

A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman

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... " upon uncovering morsels of information of which he was previously unaware. It is a saying, I think, of particular pertinence here in Sierra Leone given the wealth of knowledge I am uncovering each and every day. Today marks two weeks since I arrived in ...

Forgiveness, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Forgiveness

A travel blog entry by agibson

... Salone government.  When talking to locals this message is so passionate that it is empowering and encouraging.  Sierra Leone is surrounded by continuing conflict which hovers right along their borders.  Yet unlike Libera who continues to ...

The place with many rebels, Makeni, Sierra Leone travel blog

The place with many rebels

A travel blog entry by okumra

For 6 month I worked in Makeni and the surrounding area as Primary health Care and Anesthetic Nurse. A quite challenging place post war where people still struggle to live. We had 5 clinics that I visited once per week. Some of them 3 hours drive away. ...

DVT, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

DVT

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsrontour

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... testify)   more and more like an over-sized Alice in her under-sized room. Despite all these journeys into 'extremistan'***, Sierra Leone has   been well worth getting to.  They're a chirpy bunch once you get past   their initial ...

Bye Bye to the Bush!, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Bye Bye to the Bush!

A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman

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... upcountry on this trip, the realisation of which has left me feeling a little sad. In one of my earlier blogs I mentioned that Sierra Leone had yet to really grab me, but after accumulating close to four months between Panguma and Kayima, I think it is ...

Meeting my sponsor child!!, Funehun, Sierra Leone travel blog

Meeting my sponsor child!!

A travel blog entry by davidoleary

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... and effects of poverty over the past few years, I’ve felt an increasing desire to help. Furthermore, by sponsoring a child in Sierra Leone, I would have an opportunity to arrange a sponsor visit to meet my sponsor child and see how my donations are ...

Hola Africa, Port Loko, Sierra Leone travel blog

Hola Africa

A travel blog entry by pulina

Como anda gente linda? Como están todos? Bueno, yo que les puedo decir? De mi vida acá... Pues bien, me levanto a las 7 AM todos los días y comienzo a trabajar a las 8. A veces tengo laburo de oficina, pero la mayoría de las veces, salgo en el auto a ...

Village day., Kambia, Sierra Leone travel blog

Village day.

A travel blog entry by shadysideup

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For breakfast  I ate some watermelon and bread and we planned on walking through the village.  We strolled through the village stopping at the bakery where a woman makes bread and cakes in a mud oven.  They call the cake "rich cakes" ...

NYE Bureh Beach: cocktails, dancing & singing, Bureh, Sierra Leone travel blog

NYE Bureh Beach: cocktails, dancing & singing

A travel blog entry by robspackman

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... board perfect. In fact, its so lovely that I couldn't help reflecting how as more and more people Western tourists venture out to Sierra Leone or Salone as the locals say the more it might change. (Visit now readers.) We arrived in time for NYE, not ...

Day 1: Happy Birthday to Uncle Paul, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Day 1: Happy Birthday to Uncle Paul

A travel blog entry by coverman

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The next morning we woke up to children playing, singing and getting ready for church. It is hot and sticky and all we want to do is shower, sit in air conditioning and a nap. The city of Freetown is so heavy populated with about 1.2 million people that ...

Shenanigans!, Kambia, Sierra Leone travel blog

Shenanigans!

A travel blog entry by shadysideup

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Day 3:  10/30 The last day at the beach.   I decided to wake up and put my suit back on.   It was kind of a cloudy morning, but the sun came out in no time.   Sherry and I took a nice stroll down the beach and found a nice ...

Dojazd do Tiwai Island, Dystrykt Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

Dojazd do Tiwai Island

A travel blog entry by oramix

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Wstalismy 6:30 i zgodnie z sugestiami lokalesow ruszylismy na dworzec busikow, zeby w miare wczesnie wyruszyc i zobaczyc jakas malpe na wyspie Tiwai. Co prawda przewodnik sugerowal, ze nie mamy co liczyc na transport przed 14 ale my jak zwykle bylismy ...

Welcome to Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Welcome to Sierra Leone

A travel blog entry by juhu

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... he was after. When I told him and he didn’t ask any further question, I knew he didn’t know anything about Sierra Leone because no-body would believe that a young girl would go there on holiday. Later at the airport my mum’s wisdom ...

Fun Facts about Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Fun Facts about Sierra Leone

A travel blog entry by juhu

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"Light", i.e. electricity, is very sporadic and weak. Taxis function like busses. Sierra Leoneans like the premier league. When negotiating a taxi price you say "one way" for "one thousand" Leones, "two way" for "two thousand" Leones etc. Punctuality is ...

Outreach Clinic, Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

Outreach Clinic

A travel blog entry by shalineebhoobun

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... is an increasing incidence in these diseases, and need to provide cervical and breast cancer screening and treatment programmes in Sierra Leone. I had the amazing opportunity to be taught colposcopy by Dr Mackintosh on the left.   The Medical ...

Salone’s Main Dishes, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Salone’s Main Dishes

A travel blog entry by agibson

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Hayley this entry is for you: I have finally gotten around to discovering where to go for home-cooked African food. I have now had three amazing dishes which by my understanding are the main dishes of the country, or at least in Freetown.  The ...

Touring the Mercy Ship Africa, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Touring the Mercy Ship Africa

A travel blog entry by davidoleary

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... areas around the world. Think of it as a cruise ship outfitted as a hospital.  The Mercy Ship Africa has been in Sierra Leone since late February and will stay for 10 months to provide a wide variety of services such as performing surgeries (babies ...

this is home until 2 Dec 2013, Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

this is home until 2 Dec 2013

A travel blog entry by ridethetren

This is our base, but we go to Kenema to work there, back and forth to Freetown, and also make a few trips to the Liberia border. ...

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