Address: Peninsula Road, past Lakka Beach, Freetown, Sierra Leone | Hotel
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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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      Weddings, Wives and Waving Goodbye...

      A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman on Jun 15, 2014

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      ... a couple of comedians came out to entertain the crowd, and they danced, and the guests danced with them! Even I moved to the music, or technically speaking, the music moved me, the volume so loud that it was quite literally impossible to stay still! Once the formalities were over, it was time for the third and final part of the occasion...the 'party'! The bridal party changed into their glad rags, the music got even louder, the dancing even more raucous, and ...

      Bye Bye to the Bush!

      A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman on Jun 03, 2014

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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 on Mar 27, 2014

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      ... with the skills and technology to cut a standard phone sim into a micro-sim, thus enabling it to fit my smartphone, and the knowledge of how to configure it...the upshot being that, provided I can find electricity to charge the phone, and provided the network is strong enough there, I should be able to access the internet while in Kayima! Anyway, I need to go pack my things, I have an early start tomorrow. At this stage I plan to go as far as Koidu tomorrow, stay at the Kono Hotel ...

      A week up-country

      A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman on Feb 06, 2014

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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 on Dec 13, 2013

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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 ...