Although there are a lot of things that need to be improved in my home town, there is so much more that I love and would not change about Freetown.
For one, the weather. I love the Freetown sun, during my two weeks there, the lowest temperature it was 26 degrees Celsius and the highest was 32. It was hot!! And for the natives, it’s winter. This was crazy to me because there were people wearing jackets and hats and scarfs whilst I was sweating from every inch of my body. I constantly had a fan with me everywhere I went because the heat was just too much.
My other favourite thing about Freetown are the beaches, white sand beautiful beaches. It was absolute perfection. The white sand beaches with the mountains in the back was the perfect view. I wanted to stay on the beach forever. The best public beach is the Number 2 River Beach, which is absolutely stunning. But my favourite beach was the private beach, Tokeh Beach Resort. The road to get to Tokeh beach was very bad and very bumpy, but once we got to the beach, it was all worth it, especially when the sun began to set.
Food is something that always make me happy and the food in Sierra Leone was no different. In Sierra Leone, all food is organic, none of the animals are caged, and you can literally see goats walking down the street by themselves (as you can see in the picture below). It is so weird. And wonderful!! This means everything, especially the meat tastes better. And as Freetown is on the coast, it means that all the fishes and sea food is caught on the day that it is sold. Fresh sea food!!! I am a sea food fanatic, and during my time in Freetown, I ate so much crab and fish. Everything is locally produced, all the fruits and vegetable, and it really does influence the taste.
I can’t wait to go back to Freetown. Best two weeks ever.