Get your fit on part II

Sierra Leone offers plenty of options for people in from fitness levels. From serious hikes that leave the most advanced hiker sore afterwards, to gentle beach walks and aerobics classes for those who are beginning their fitness journey. Sierra Leone is a fitness Valhalla; endless stretches of beach, plenty of water to swim in, unexplored […]

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Freetown on a budget

There is something odd about the leone. At first, you might be impressed by the sheer volume of the currency. A 50 dollar note buys you a packet of bills that barely fit a wallet. And once you find out a taxi ride is 1,500 leones (20 cents), it seems like you’ve hit the jackpot. […]

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Get Bendy: Yoga in Sierra Leone

Yoga is gaining popularity world-wide. Studio’s are popping up like mushrooms and a growing online community of yogi share their experiences through platforms such as YouTube. In Sierra Leone, yoga is becoming more known to the public as well. There is a growing number of teachers and practitioners, offering a variety of classes on dreamy […]

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December Don Kam So- highlights of the season

The rains have disappeared, the invitations sent out, and the Bottom Mango roundabout has been decorated with a Christmas tree installation wishing us happy holidays. It can only mean one thing: December has come. With the arrival of plenty diaspora Sierra Leoneans and tourists, the country is busy showing off all its good sides. Parties, […]

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Five reasons to visit Sierra Leone

When mentioning Sierra Leone, some might immediately think of the civil war, the Ebola virus outbreak, collapsing mountains and sad children with round eyes and even rounder bellies. All of this is/was true- let’s not act as though Sierra Leone isn’t one of the poorest countries in the world. But what I want to convey […]

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Things to do in Bo

Bo is the second city in Sierra Leone, and home to the Mende, the largest tribe in Sierra Leone. It is quieter, cleaner, more tranquil and hotter than Freetown, with less options in terms of lodging and eating. At a first glance, Bo seems more like a large town with not much going on. But […]

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Sierra Leone National Railway Museum

Did you know that there used to be a railway system in Sierra Leone? Or that the Wallace Johnson bus station used to be a train station? If you find yourself entirely oblivious to Sierra Leone’s train past, fear not- so do most people in the world. Luckily there’s the National Railway Museum where you […]

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Ategbeh Garden- a cultural holiday in a lush tropical garden

Waterloo normally has no spot on the tourist map. The most attention it gets is as a town where you pass through on your way to Bureh beach or Kent. However, there is a true hidden gem in this seemingly unadventurous town; the Ategbeh Garden. With cultural workshops and eco-lodges built with local materials, this […]

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Sierra Leone National Museum

Most people know of the remnants of Sierra Leone’s colonial history on Bunce Island and Banana Island. But you don’t have to step on a boat to experience the rich cultural history of the country. Freetown in itself has plenty of historical sites that you can visit, such as the Cotton Tree, Wilberforce and the […]

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How safe is Sierra Leone? An insider’s perspective

How safe is Sierra Leone? An insider’s perspective It is baffling that still, 16 years after the war ended, the most common response I get when I say I live in Sierra Leone is: “Sierra Leone? That must be intense, it is very dangerous, right?” Wrong. Having travelled extensively through Europe, Asia and Northern America, […]

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