Travel Blogs from Sierra Leone

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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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Freetown Dance Party, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Freetown Dance Party

A travel blog entry by robspackman

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... the war. It finished 12 years ago, and after successful disarmament of the rebels and defeat of the political wing of the RUF Sierra Leone has been able to move on and establish stability and peace. But reminders of the war are not far from sight and ...

Coconut Water, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Coconut Water

A travel blog entry by siren65

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In downtown Freetown, along Siaka Stevens Street, we each bought a coconut from a man selling them on a street corner in a wheelbarrow.  They were 3000 Leones, or about 75 cents apiece.  Using a machete, he hacked off the tip of the coconut and ...

Day 4: Will it ever rain?, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Day 4: Will it ever rain?

A travel blog entry by coverman

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Today we are outreaching to the community. We had brought 22 suitcases full of books, medical supplies, hygiene products and diapers for the hospital, children and community from the states. We bought 3 huge bags of rice to distribute to the surrounding ...

Coming to grips with life in Sierra Leone, Kenema, Sierra Leone travel blog

Coming to grips with life in Sierra Leone

A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman

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... more recent, and thus my expectations were formed in the cynicism and intellect of adulthood! Maybe, however, my expectations of Sierra Leone were simply rooted in comparisons with India, my first real experience of a different culture, an experience ...

Introduction to Moses, Sanfa and Freetown, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Introduction to Moses, Sanfa and Freetown

A travel blog entry by siren65

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... flag of Sierra Leone decal dangling from the rear view mirror.  The world outside the windshield was exactly as I'd imagined Sierra Leone to be, and yet nothing like what I'd imagined, at the same time.  There were people everywhere along the ...

Day 6: Bunk beds ....  again, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

Day 6: Bunk beds .... again

A travel blog entry by coverman

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Today is out last full day at The Covering and its bittersweet. I will miss everyone, but it will be nice to have running water and electricity. The kids are at a field trip to the Capital and the African Museum. I guess we aren't invited.  This is ...

It's Friday!!, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

It's Friday!!

A travel blog entry by agibson

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Friday, it is almost the weekend!! Today I have learned that the local staffs usually leave around 1pm on Fridays.  I inquired about why this was the case and found that it has to do with prayer.  Salone is a mixed country with every big ...

On the way from London to Freetown, Freetown, Sierra Leone travel blog

On the way from London to Freetown

A travel blog entry by shalineebhoobun

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... city ever. When Perdo de Cinta sailed past the West African shores in 1462, this was his first view of Sierra Leone. He describes seeing Lion Mountains....presumably the mountains were in the shape of lions?....hence the translation of Sierra Leone as ...

My home for the next few months, Bo, Sierra Leone travel blog

My home for the next few months

A travel blog entry by shalineebhoobun

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62b0oUSX0Eg  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By2WwF6LY8Q&feature=relmfu    Youtube videos of where I will be working I will be staying and working in Bo, at Mercy Hospital     ...

Surveying the effects of civil war, Koidu, Sierra Leone travel blog

Surveying the effects of civil war

A travel blog entry by davidoleary

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... now be 18 years old, with no education and no trade or marketable skill.  That's a whole generation of children in Sierra Leone who were deprived of any opportunity for development. They have been left to fend for themselves.  Call me ...

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