What to do if you fall ill in Freetown

What to do if you fall ill 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 [...]
Preparing your phone for Sierra Leone

Preparing your phone for 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 [...]
Getting around Freetown, Sierra Leone: Taxi, Okada, Keke, Poda Poda or Private Vehicle

Getting around Freetown, Sierra Leone: Taxi, Okada, Keke, Poda Poda or Private Vehicle

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 [...]
Foreign Exchange: Getting your Leones in Freetown

Foreign Exchange: Getting your Leones in Freetown

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 [...]
Bafa Resort – getaway and camp in luxury

Bafa Resort – getaway and camp in luxury

Bafa resort at Banana Islands introduces the concept of ‘Glam Camping’ to Sierra Leone or ‘Glamping’ as it is also affectionately known. To the uninitiated, this means camping in luxury. By purchasing a Resort Access Pass you can get complimentary transportation that takes you from Kent Village straight to the little paradise that is Bafa [...]
VSL hands over items donated though website to the Pentagon Community

VSL hands over items donated though website to the Pentagon Community

Yesterday afternoon, VSL successfully handed over items donated to the victims of the mudslide and flood by the VSL Community via our website. The items were donated to the ‘Pentagon Community’ which had been moved to a camp in JUBA HILL. The camp has 362 inhabitants but there is a verification process still ongoing. Through [...]

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