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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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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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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...
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Bafa Resort
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...
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Donations
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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Atlantic-Lumley-Hotel
An imposing structure along Lumley beach, in between the Aberdeen mangrove and the Atlantic, the Atlantic Lumley Hotel is impossible to miss. Sierra Leone’s newest high-end hotel is impressive. According to staff, the Atlantic Lumley Hotel is part-owned by a Hong Kong business man, and has 57 rooms priced from $198 per night. Each floor has four...
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The Mudslide
We have put up this page to facilitate the donation of items to survivors of the Sierra Leone Mudslide and Flood which occurred on Monday 14th August. Over 300 people have lost their lives with hundreds more missing and homeless. This is an alternative to sending cash and will enable you to decide the best...
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Mauritania Airlines
PRESS RELEASE  Dakar 27th July 2017. Mauritania Airlines commences flight from Dakar to Freetown The Sierra Leone Embassy in Dakar Senegal which is also accredited to Mauritania is pleased to inform the public and Sierra Leoneans that Mauritania Airlines will resume flights from Dakar to Freetown starting Wednesday August 2nd. Here are the flight details:...
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