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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. This is going to be so cheap.
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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.
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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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Bunce Heritage
The experience of Bunce Island was one that stirred me deeply, and in this article I will share my experience of one of the most astonishing and humbling tours I have ever been on.
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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. We highlight this fascinating piece of Sierra Leone's...
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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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