Daily Archives: April 30, 2014
Day 21, West Africa Cruise – Freetown, Sierra Leone
Latitude: 8° 25.1932’ N
Longitude: 13° 12.38.52’ W
I had no idea what to expect when I visited Sierra Leone. The only thing you hear about Sierra Leone was its civil war which took place in the 1990’s and the horrific crimes which were committed. Children being used as soldiers, amputation as a form of terror, wanton killing, enslaving people to work in diamond mines and systematic rape.
Prior to our arrival, we had a lecture on Sierra Leone and watched several documentaries about the war and its aftermath. It left you feeling sorry for the place before you even arrived.