"FREETOWN" Freetown by 1W1V

Freetown Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 164 photos

Freetown from the air

I worked in Freetown approxemately 2 years, spread over three period from 1996 till 1999.

It was my very first assignement with MSF !

What an experience !!!!

Lumley/Aberdeen fish market

When the fishing boats were back, immediately an informal market get organised and women came to buy the fisher's catch !!

View of the Lagoon and Lumley road/beach

One of my favorite place in Freetown is the neighboroud of Lumley/Aberdeen.

On the picture, the lagoon and the Aberdeen bridge. Lumley beach is at the very back.

My house was located in Aberdeen so Sat. on the beach was jus a few yards away !

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Mountain and Ocean !
  • Cons:Poverty and instability !
  • In a nutshell:One of the most friendly capital city of West Africa (when at peace !)
  • Last visit to Freetown: Sep 1999
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • LuisGuimaraes's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2006 at 6:13 AM

    it all seems so peaceful..but then I think about the photos of the war a couple of years ago..I don't know if I could't feel safe on the beach..although it probably is safe, nowadays..

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