from Bradt travel guide:
Salone, as it is affectionately known (and Sweet Salone for extra affection), is not always an easy country, or a happy one. Plenty of things don't work, and won't work for a good while yet. Energy, water, roads, education, health - these basics are erratic, if present at all. Travel across the capital is tough, let alone going a few miles down the coast or trekking upcountry.
But Sierra Leone's love of life, the determination to make something of itself, even while it shuffles at the very bottom of the UN's human development index, shows a spirit the world should gasp at.