3 places to start your Friday Night in Freetown

3 places to start your Friday Night in Freetown

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.

Top 5 night clubs in Freetown

Top 5 night clubs in Freetown

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 to party hard.

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 [...]
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 [...]

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