Any Given Thursday

My driver usually picks me up at 0815 for the 10 minute drive across town to work. As soon as you drive into the hospital you get stopped to have your temperature checked and to wash your hands. This is for everyone who comes to the hospital and is one of the remaining effects of … More Any Given Thursday

Freetown to Makeni

14 days after arriving in Sierra Leone I finally made it to Makeni. The drive from Freetown took over 3 hours and most of that felt like it was spent getting through the early morning traffic in in the city. There are some crazy drivers here weaving in and out. Kind of reminded me of … More Freetown to Makeni


My first week in Freetown has been spent at the VSO offices where I have been having my In Country Orientation. I have met the whole team and Francess who works as an administrator here has been showing me around and getting me sorted. I now have a sim card and have sorted out a … More Freetown

I have arrived

After a taxi, 2 planes, a bus, a boat and another car journey I finally made it to the house I will be staying at in Freetown. I will be here for one week before I go to Makeni where I will be working. There are no direct flights to Sierra Leone from the UK so … More I have arrived