Greetings from Sierra Leone. I have always wanted to explore Africa and I have started in SL.
I had so much anxieties about going to an African Country other than Nigerian. Only God knows why I chose Sierra Leone but am here now.
Can I just say that I have met some of the nicest people here. Everyone has been so helpful and just NICE.
Sadly, there are direct flights here. So I made a stop at Amsterdam on a KLM flight.
I loved that the airport had LIGHT and was air-conditions. … yes we count the little things too. To top things off all my luggage arrived.
My biggest shock came when I learnt that we need to use a speedboat to cross to the mainland. Scared is an understatement.
I didn’t come out here to die!
What would my mother say. At this point I couldn’t go back so I braved it. I could hardly see where I was going. Clenching my friends hand and prayers in my heart, one step at a time I made it over the long shakey bridge and onto the speed boat. There was AC … I live for AC in Africa and entertainment.
We were offered refreshments which helped to make the 45 mind ride go quick. This was verthe bumpy ride. Not for those who suffer from sea sickness.
I was so impressed by the way they carried all our luggage from the airport to the mainland. Nothings went missing.
I really can’t help but compare Sierra Leone with Nigeria. A part of me things that they are better organised here. I had to remind myself that this is barely day one. I will keep you guys posted on how I get alone.
The internet is not great. I will do my best to write and post as much as I can.
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See you soon.