Just after the rain in the morning I tried to charge my phone, and it worked. My best guess is that during the day, the moisture becomes so much that my phone refuses to charge. This means that I can only use my phone for priorities, and not for music […]Read More
Cycle Guide Sierra Leone
The contrast here is huge. The places that have tarmac, do have incredibly good roads, sometimes even with 4 lanes and a shoulder for cyclers. But there are plenty of areas without tarmac roads. This is all due to the Chinese, who build good roads to improve the trading network and to dig up valuable minerals. Sierra Leone itself has a wild history with coups and civil wars, but now seems quiet and building towards a future.
A visa is required. It seems possible to apply online and will cost $100. I got my own visa via a guy on Warmshowers who lived in Freetown.
|Language||English, local languages|
|Currency||SLL (2019: €1 = SLL 10.700)|
|GDP-rank||#185 (of 192 countries)|
See & Do
Yes, Freetown was actually the town of free men during the slavery. It’s a lively city, with stunning beaches and a few incredible peaks which are visible from all places around. The warm water and the soft waves make is an excellent place to rest your legs.
Jungle railway track
Between Freetown and Bo there is a hidden jungle track, which ones hosted a railway. It’s amazing how smooth the gravel track is, and the many wooden bridges make it a real adventure.
Possible, but there are lots of people everywhere, so consider asking permission first.
A great way of meeting locals and sleeping in your own comfortable bed. Ask anyone in a village and they will search a spot for you.
Some places have accomodation, but it’s expensive, the cheapest is around SLL 100.000.
WS / CS
Not very common, only big cities offer CS hosts.