Riding the rollercoaster of expat life in Sierra Leone with my wife (she’s The One With The Common Sense) and toddler daughter, The Flump. It all started with an eventful flight to Freetown…
Chaotic transport and poor infrastructure might keep Sierra Leone off the mainstream tourist trail for a while yet but new flight choices could soon tempt the more adventurous traveller. Dutch airline KLM will fly to Freetown three times a week … Continue reading
Gaze out from the water’s edge at Kroo Bay and you see a typical West African seaside vista. It’s not picture postcard exactly but attractive enough, with traditional wooden fishing vessels rounding a coastline punctuated by cotton trees and the odd … Continue reading
As we glided silently over the barely rippling waters of the River Moa, listening to the myriad exotic birdcalls, I finally understood. This was why Tiwai Island is hailed as the jewel in the crown of Sierra Leone’s natural splendour, … Continue reading
A few people have contacted me in light of the awful news from Sierra Leone, where hundreds died as a result of the mudslide just outside Freetown.
Thousands of others are reported to have been left homeless as a result of the floods.
The mudslide affected a mountain area on the main road out of the city. However, many of the pictures are clearly of more central areas. I’ve tried to make out from photographs the areas worst affected but the obvious chaos makes this difficult. There are reports that corpses were washed down into Lumley Creek, a short distance from where we lived.