Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone is probably my favourite country. You will not find friendlier, more welcoming and lovely people anywhere. There are no beaches more beautiful than the ones in Sierra Leone and none with fewer tourists

When I tell people I am going to Sierra Leone they worry about my safety. They talk of the civil war it ended in 2002 but it sticks in people’s memories. Ebola was more recent and devastated the country but it is nearly 3 years ago and there have been no new outbreaks. I think people have a tendency to conflate all the problems of West African countries and put them all together. So Boko Haram and Isis affiliated groups in some people’s minds operate in all West African African countries. Sierra Leonians take tolerance seriously living together in harmony, with Christians and Muslims living peacefully together. I feel safer in Sierra Leone than in almost any other country.