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This article was the Collaboration of the week between 24 October and 30 October 2007.


First of all, I'd like to thank Davidbstanley for his contribution to Freetown and Sierra Leone, they're not your normal tourist destinations and that makes information about them all the more valuable.

One issue though: in normal Wikitravel style, information about a single city is kept on one single page if possible, and only "huge" cities get multiple pages — which should use the format "City/District". Hugeness depends not just on size/population, but the degree of attractiveness to tourists: Paris has a lot to see, Dhaka perhaps less. Does Freetown qualify as a "huge" city, or would it be possible to squeeze all the info the traveller needs to know into one (long) page? Jpatokal 04:04, 30 Apr 2005 (EDT)

Districts[edit]

In consolidating Freetown the following pages were orphaned. These are all districts of Freetown, so I have moved them to district pages. However, I am not sure they should be district pages, or be deleted:

-- Huttite 23:34, 17 Dec 2005 (EST)

Deletion of district pages[edit]

I created them originally. The Freetown pages were my first contribution to WikiTravel. At the time it seemed a good idea to have these district pages, but I agree with Jpatokal that they are not necessary. Deletion would seem to be the best option in my opinion. I did not know how to do this when I consolidated them into the Freetown page. Davidbstanley

To permanently delete pages you can list them on Wikitravel:Votes for deletion and replace the text with {{vfd}}. However there is no need to permanently delete these pages, as they can simply be redirected to Freetown. That way you do not lose the editing history and the pages can be resurrected if they are ever needed in the future. Also you can change your mind if you ever feel we need district pages again because the main Freetown article gets too big. So I will redirect them now. -- Huttite 02:45, 18 Dec 2005 (EST)

Safe?[edit]

Just wondering who provided / and or obtained the information that "Violent crime is very rare in Freetown." I am thinking that this is not a person who has actually come from Freetown, or since been travelling there. Just a curious reader. --—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 213.42.21.151 (talkcontribs)

As a regular traveller to Freetown, I would say that it is generally safe. It is true that there have been a few armed robberies recently, but violence aimed at visitors is still quite rare. I walk around any parts of the city without worry. Davidbstanley 04:07, 28 June 2007 (EDT)

Radisson Mammy Yoko Hotel reopening[edit]

When will the aforementioned hotel open in 2010? Is it open already? I don't know if it's open or not. CurvyEthyl 03:34, 19 September 2010 (EDT)

No it is not open yet. There is still a lot of work to do. Most likely it will be sometime next year. Davidbstanley 09:38, 2 October 2010 (EDT)

Lungi - Freetown crossing[edit]

I have been to Sierra Leone and I am headed back in April, however, I would like to know if there are schedules for the transporation between Lungi and Freetown.

It is not easy to find the schedules as there are a few different operators. However, the schedules are always matched to the incoming flights. So you can be sure there will be something available. Sea Coach Express are popular and reliable. They run to the bridge at Aberdeen. Their staff will usually find you as you come out of the baggage reclaim area.Davidbstanley 00:47, 26 February 2013 (EST)

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