As a Sierra Leonean, who HAS lived in New York all of her life– can I just say how much I love spending the holidays in Freetown! Yes- I get frustrated when “light go”. No- my smartphone doesn’t work there. And yes- my lack of Krio-speaking-skills makes me a target for any merchant trying to fund their Christmas. But family, food, the parties, the beaches, and the priceless moments that could only happen in Salone– always makes it worth it.
Here’s a taste of what Freetown offered me this year: