sierra leonean roads: the people’s amusement park

This afternoon we were driving back from a rural school in Moyamba (Sierra Leone), and the road was so bad that at one point I said “Whoah!” as if riding a roller coaster.  I then explained to my colleagues what a roller coaster and an amusement park were, to which the driver commented, “In Sierra Leone it’s free!” and another colleague responded, “But for us it’s not an amusement.”  So true.

[In the course of the same ride, I saw 8 little piglets running off the road.  8 little piglets!]

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