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Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone: ‘The world is not safe’

All over Freetown, buildings, vehicles and people are being commandeered in the fight against Ebola. In the suburb of Wilberforce, in an old building for the telecommunications company Airtel, a dozen students loiter on a wall waiting to relieve staff from the trauma at the Ebola hotline they are …

Ebola in Sierra Leone: battling sadness, fear and disgust on the frontline

<i>Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter is a 31-year-old psychologist from Trondheim, Norway. For the past month, she has been working for</i> <i>Médecins sans Frontières</i> <i>(MSF) in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, helping to fight</i> <i>the largest ever outbreak of Ebola</i><i>, which has killed more than 600 people in three countries. She provides</i> …

30 years after the closure of the original hotel, the New Brookfields Hotel promises guests that the ‘magic remains’. http://t.co/em82aQv2If

Next season we're going to start offering #snorkeling and #scuba diving around #BananaIsland http://t.co/7BYWqY0EjE

RT @StayAtThePlace: One of the best things about a lazy Sunday morning with us are the breakfasts! We love pain au chocolat. You? #yummy http://t.co/C4ObySsOCH

Sierra Leone Sports: Commonwealth dele off to Scotland

The Commonwealth Games delegation from Sierra Leone consisting of athletes, coaches and officials left the shores of Freetown on Tuesday 15th July in …

Travels on the Run: Berlin’s Tiergarten

The bucolic beauty and expanse of Berlin’s <b>Tiergarten</b> (Animal Garden) is such that, in my curiosity to discover it all, my run becomes much longer than what I had charted. I love it when that happens.<p>This 520-acre urban park was once the private hunting grounds of the “Great Elector,” Friedrich …

7 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On a trip a short while ago (not written about on this blog), we went on a short, not-so-luxurious camping trip on the excellent National Trust …