Monday, July 19, 2010

The Village

Today the travel team made their first voyage into the sierra Leone culture. After an interesting boat ride from the airport to the city of Aberdeen(suburb of Freetown)we finally met our on site contact Mohammad. He set us up in our hotel for the night, and we finally got some much needed sleep.

We had a late start this morning, but we started by shopping and exchanging some money. Now we are all packing some serious dough... the exchange rate is $1=40000. Then we went to lunch near the beach and ended up staying there for awhile and we hoarded by local artisans on the beach.

After lunch we made our way into the community to see the site we would be working with and meeting the people of the community. We had a positive meeting with the chief and the community is excited we are here.

Tomorrow we start the dirty work.

We apologize for the lack of details.... when we get more time we promise we will share more of our experience so far.


  1. Great to hear you got to the village and the ocean. Hope the dirty work goes well tomorrow.

  2. Sandy, how much shopping did you do? Mom

  3. glad to hear you made it safe, cant wait to hear more details in the days to come

  4. Glad the trip has been safe. Take advantage of this chance to make a difference in the lives of those around you.

  5. I'm with you all in spirit. Have a blast, and do everything you wouldn't normally do at home... because you're in Africa so why the hell not! :) Bring back lots of goodie information.

    <3 from Ireland
    Shawnnnnnn (Da fundraiser)

  6. Hope the dirty work is going well! Mike-- since I don't really know the people that you are with, I am putting the burden on you to update this blog more often! But sleep is probably more important so I guess I can wait for details..