Tuesday, February 05, 2008

From Lunsar...to Makeni...


From Lunsar we continued our journey towards Makeni, where we were planning on visiting a hospital that friends of mine used to work at. However, as we were cruising along the highway, the sun started to slip away, and darkness surrounded us. When we got to the hospital, it was a bit too dark to tour the facility, but we did meet the Dutch couple working there and decided to stop by on Sunday on our way back to Freetown. They were all really busy anyway, preparing for UNICEF’s visit to their facility the next day, so we went on our way to find a place to sleep for the night. We stopped at the hotel in Makeni- it was FULL. But there was a guest house just across the street with rooms available; the Buya Motel. The rooms were less than 10$ per person (a lot cheaper than the hotel) and the staff was very friendly. There was a small porch where we enjoyed dinner and breakfast, there was some electricity, buckets of water, and beds. A good place to rest for the night…except for the disco across the street, and the guy across the hall from us with his radio on full blast!

2 comments:

Meulkids said...

nice shower!! what on earth do people here complain about!!!??? Striking contrasts. Sometimes it makes me sick

Ada said...

Wow, nostalgia really hit home reading your blog, I grew up in Makeni, and actually know the owner of the Buya motel, and gave my kids a reality check with the shower :)

~ Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly. micah 6:8 ~