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SLRTC buses
Firstly, the official government-owned bus company is called the Sierra Leone Road Transportation Corporation (SLRTC). They provide public transport to all major towns and cities throughout the country and even to Conakry.
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The Makeni Club house
Sierra Leone is known by tourists for astonishing beaches, Freetown madness and tropical islands. But there is much more to Sierra Leone than just the coast; the provinces, also called up line and up country, are a great place to visit and explore. One of the cities that is both easy and interesting to visit...
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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.
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NEC Sierra Leone elections
As a visitor, the election period can seem intimidating, but what is it really like to be in Sierra Leone during the elections? It's understandable that many avoid the country at this time, but is it indeed dangerous to be here? Here's what you need to know about the 2018 Presidential Elections.
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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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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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