Florence's

Peninsula Road, past Lakka Beach, Freetown, Sierra Leone | Hotel
 

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Weddings, Wives and Waving Goodbye...

A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman

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... was (finally) unveiled...my tongue must have been hanging out because the waiter parked three bottles next to my left elbow...they didn't last long! Aside from the appearance of the brown and bubbly stuff, the 'party' was also notable for the procession of gifts, where each group of guests was invited to, you guessed it, dance their way to the bride and groom to deliver their gifts...the crowd took great delight when it was the sole Pomwei's turn, my lack ...

Bye Bye to the Bush!

A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman

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... and headed out to the verandah to eat. Before long, familiar faces were streaming past..."Mr Jerram, 'ayente', you are welcome"...the beginning of my final tour... My two weeks in Kayima turned out to be rather busy. Interviews in the mornings and late afternoons, split by visits deep into the bush during the days, and capped off with copious amounts of palm wine on the verandah in the evenings...and then it was time to say goodbye all over again! The night ...

Heading bush again...this time to Kayima...

A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman

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... night, and complete the Podapoda/ocada legs on Saturday morning. I should be back in Freetown by the 29th of April but, like I say, will hopefully have access to the internet this time, so should be able to keep you better updated than I could while in Panguma. If you find, however, that I am not responding to web-based forms of communication, it probably means that my optimism of mobile internet access in the bush was misplaced, but you should still be able to reach me on ...

A week up-country

A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman

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... course the ceremony itself, where hundreds packed into the Court Barrie as Tony was re-christened Sahr Kayima (first son of Kayima), and Chief Manjawah (master agriculturalist) of Sandor. We were also informed that failure to greet him with the prefix 'chief' attracts a fine of 2000 Le (NZ$0.58)...so those of you that know him, consider yourself warned! On balance though, given the numerous requests for financial assistance he received while there, I think it will take ...

Sierra Leone you hidden gem

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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... chief and elders of the village and were privileged to be told tales of warriors and crocodiles, and a couple of us spent time with the local girls plaiting our hair - laughing all the while at the white girls fine 'un-African' hair. Probably the best local experience we have had so far, we felt really honoured to be given the opportunity.

Another couple of days on the worst roads to date - getting stupidly bogged, staying in ...

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This hotel, located on Peninsula Road, past Lakka Beach, Freetown, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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