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Every country has their own specialties when it comes to beverages. In Sierra Leone, the best drinks are fresh, cheap and perfect for the hot tropical climate. Here are five drinks that should try out when visiting Sierra Leone.
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Poyo Drinker and Cup
Also referred to as the drink that came from God to Man, palm wine (or poyo) has many Sierra Leoneans go wild. Poyo is tapped from the high tops of palm trees and is a mildly sweet and sour sap that is loved by many.
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Yung Sal, Ma dengn
On the 16th and 17th of December 2017, Ma Dengn held its sixth edition. It was a weekend full of the best Sierra Leonean music, food, traditions, fashion, art and crafts. Here are some highlights of the festival.
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Coffee Lovers Guide to Freetown
There’s no need to turn your holiday into a caffeine rehab. Here’s the survival guide for coffee lovers to Freetown, written by a former barista.
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Big Markit - Arts and Crafts
One of the best places to get all these knick knacks in Freetown is Big Market, an absolute valhalla for your gift-shopping and a great opportunity to support the community and their families.
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Craft Market, Lumley
The Lumley arts and crafts market is very similar to Big Market in town, but smaller and more tranquil. It is located in Aberdeen and has a collection of batiks, woodcarvings, woven baskets, country cloth, necklaces and traditional masks. Great place to shop for gifts.
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When people on the street comment, "you de enjoy-o!" or, "you don bump," referring to the extra layer of flesh around your waist. All the fried rice, chicken, poyo and tapalappa with butter have now become a part of you. But fear not! There are plenty of opportunities for you to get that beach body...
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tangains stall
Each December, the National Stadium hosts Tangains, a trade fair that can be seen as a microcosm of Sierra Leones’ entertainment and consumer culture. Tangains is a fantastic place to experience the vibrancy and liveliness of Salone culture. Tangains runs for the entire month of December and is open every day and night.
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KanKanKan
Eating out in Sierra Leone can be expensive, especially in Freetown. Burgers and fries can easily reach 10$, and a pizza will cost even more. If you are more adventurous and dare to risk a dodgy stomach, some spicy soups and are okay with eating in plastic chairs, read on to find some of the...
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2 Guys Restaurant and Bar
On Friday’s Freetown buzzes with activities and people who want to blow off steam from their workweek. The crowd moves from one place to the other, so showing up at the wrong time might mean that you missed that eclectic crowd of partying Freetonians.
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