Hotel Mariam

5A Road off Beach Road, Freetown, Sierra Leone | Hotel
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Bye Bye to the Bush!

A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman


... close to four months between Panguma and Kayima, I think it is now safe to say that both are well and truly under my skin...I doubt I will ever be able to fully repay the wealth of experiences that each has afforded! I was, however, able to make one or two philanthropic gestures in each village which, in the true spirit of altruism, made me feel like I had given something in exchange, if not actually achieving a hell of a lot in terms of sustainable ...

Terrifying Travels and Research Recesses

A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman


... smile appeared on my face.

The bus driver, however, quickly removed my smile, the improved road conditions for the rest of the journey only encouraging him to drive faster, and take greater risks! The only positive to come from using that particular bus company was that it's depot is in the west of the city, meaning I was able to be dropped at the bottom of the hill leading to my hotel. This, however, caused problems of its own as the hill in question is very steep, ...

A week up-country

A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman


... before. But I have been introduced to so many people both in Freetown, and the villages, that I am not really alone, and probably won't be for the rest of my time here...and for that I must thank my supervisors Tony Binns and Etienne Nel, as well as Dr. Kenny Lynch of the University of Gloucestershire. Collectively they have given me a brilliant introduction to Sierra Leone, albeit each in a different way. From Tony's nostalgic commentaries, and contacts forged over ...

Arriving in Africa

A travel blog entry by jerram.bateman


... rest day. While my travelling companions have been out meeting key contacts, and dealing with a few logistical issues, I haven't strayed too far from the hotel...access to a functioning toilet (a rare commodity in Sierra Leone, it seems), unfortunately, a necessity! A couple of Loperamide, however, seem to have stemmed the flow...for now! Anyway, we head up-country for a week on Thursday, I will tell you all about it upon return to Freetown. Until then, a de go ...

Christmas on the beach

A travel blog entry by mushbird25


... to cut it's throat it squealed and gurgled for far too long, in the end Steve had to put a knife in his heart to finish him off. We called him Nelson Pigdella, Nelson for short!

After dinner of tomato rice and vegetables we all sat down on the beach and started a few drinking and card games. Slowly we wiled away the evening enjoying each others company and the amazing view. At midnight we greeted ...


This hotel, located on 5A Road off Beach Road, Freetown, is near Place Menelik, Khor Ambado Beach, Yankari National Park, and Iga Idungaran.
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