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.