Freetown

Freetown is the capital city of Sierra Leone. It wasn’t much of a tourist destination when things were relatively quiet in the country, and has developed to a tourists free zone. No Japanese groups with their camera’s, no Americans in shorts…

Compared with the rest of the country Freetown is a fairly good place to come as a traveler. There are a few restaurants here that mainly cater for the few foreigners that are still there and are run by Lebanese. So you can get a good Falafel. The beaches close to town are actually pretty OK, so you can relax as well.

There are many guest houses in the Aberdeen and Lumley areas of town, which is where you find the beaches and most of the discos and restaurants that would cater to ‘tourists’. The area is quite popular with foreign workers (UN, military, and relief). Housing can be expensive by African standards.

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