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Saturday, October 15, 2011

"Somewhere Saturday" - Sierra Leone

When I stayed on this beach for a few days in 1988 I thought it was the most beautiful place I'd ever seen. In memory it still is. Only a few years later this country was ravaged by one of the most brutal civil wars in history. This is St. Michael's, about 20 kilometers from Freetown, Sierra Leone. I'm happy to think that at the end of the civil war in 2001 the luxury hotel where I stayed became The Family Homes Movement and housed about 90 former child soldiers during their rehabilitation.

1 comment:

JoJo said...

What a beautiful place in a troubled land.