fbpx
+232 76 258 258 info@vsltravel.com

Category

Blog
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.
Read More
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...
Read More
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.
Read More
Eat. Relax. Party
Friday night is club night in Freetown. That means that Freetonians dress up and party until the sun rises and di corpoh don. Clubs vary from very fancy and expensive to sweaty and low-key, but one thing is certain; fun is always guaranteed. This top 5 list has selected clubs where Freetonians can be found...
Read More
Sierra_Leone_Beaches
Sierra Leone’s beaches have been praised by many and can be seen as its’ main tourist attraction. Even though a couple have been affected by sand-mining, they have been spared from commercialization and mass-tourism and offer some of the most stunning vistas of the continent.
Read More
Named after the hero Bai Bureh, Bureh town is located along the coastline between Tombo and Kent, about a 1.5 hour drive from Freetown. The people of Bureh town are gems. They have faces carved with hard work, the sea inhabiting their eyes and smiles ready for anyone willing to receive them. It is also...
Read More
Mosquitoes are common in Freetown
Fever, headache, chills and sweats; the tropics come with beautiful beaches and equally impressive diseases. Whether it is the “runbele” (travelers diarrhea) you get after drinking contaminated water, or plain old malaria from infected mosquitoes, it is always good to know what to do when you or your travel companions fall ill. Get the diagnosis...
Read More
Using your phone in Sierra Leone
Most foreign sim cards are useless in Sierra Leone. In order to stay in touch it is recommended to get a local sim card. Handy for reaching the home front, but also to facilitate your stay in Sierra Leone. A lot of social and business interaction goes by phone and it is customary to confirm...
Read More
Poda Poda
Getting around Freetown can be challenging and frustrating. Endless traffic jams at Lumley roundabout, trucks crashing in the narrow streets downtown, taxi drivers overcharging you because you’re a foreigner, police officers hungry for bribes at checkpoints; sometimes it pays to hire an SUV plus driver and leave the wahala behind. Still, taking local transport can...
Read More
Getting your leones - a guide
It can be a bit complicated to get your Leones and payment options are limited. Not many enterprises accept credit card payments and debit cards are almost useless. The best way to go around is to have Leones in cash that you either get through exchanging on the black market or withdraw from ATM’s. Black...
Read More
1 2 3 4 5 7