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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 back.