A sporty adventure with Street Child in Sierra Leone
Ebola was very present as a danger before I left. Why do I still travel to West Africa? A small club in Bavaria, which finances various aid projects, sends me. And my own longing pulls me to Africa, where I have spent much of my childhood.
West Africa is devastated by Ebola. The outbreak of the plague causes in our minds the typical patterns that we put on Africa. It is hardly possible to really "understand" this continent. A confession of ignorance.
They still exist, the undiscovered paradises of this earth. The Tokeh Beach in Sierra Leone is such a place: lonely beach, palm trees, sea - especially seclusion.
Coffee drinking at Heathrow, awakening in a ghost plane, lightning over Freetown. A dusk drive into the interior, sitting around among young unemployed, surrendering in the thunderstorm of a jungle island: stops on a mistaken trip to Sierra Leone.