Updated: Mar 7, 2022
Finally, the 200 days of January are over!
Yes, yes I know what you may be thinking "One week into February and she brings up Top 7?" and to that I say like God, I'm never late - I'm always on time 😉.
The shortest month of the year seems to have quite a few social activities, I wonder why that is. 🤔
Ahh, because of Lover Lover's Day aka Valentine's Day. The only the day in the human calendar where public displays of affection is socially acceptable, where it's redder than my menstrual cycle and exorbitant gifts are exchanged all caused by a mythical unsupervised flying baby called Cupid.
See below the Top 7 things in Freetown to do this month that won't break the bank because couples want to violently display love! Wahala for who single o.
1. Tacugama Reopens Its Doors! 🐒
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary reopened its doors to the public on February 1 2022! It was closed due to the increasing COVID-19 cases.
Tacugama, founded in 1995 by conservationist Bala Amarasekaran is situated in the outskirts of Freetown in a community called Regent.
It is home to over 100 chimpanzees and an eco-lodge.
Did you know that Sierra Leone's national animal is the chimpanzee as of 2019?
To make a reservation you can contact:
T: +232 31 777 777
2. Fritong Luma
Fritong Luma is the place to be every last Saturday of the month for your made in Sierra Leone goodies. From natural cosmetics, to Ankara accessories and great drinks and snacks - you can get all that you need at Fritong Luma!
This month, it will take place as follows:
Date: Saturday, February 26 2022
Time: 09:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: Atlantic Lumley Hotel Car Park - Lumley Beach
3. The Throne 🎭
For theater lovers, you would want to book your calendars for this!
On Saturday, February 12 2022 at Freetown City Council Auditorium, The Throne by Oumar Farouk Sesay debuts.
The play promises to be thought provoking by exploring themes and views in gender, sexual orientation and power in Africa.
Tickets range from Standard Le 50,000 and Patron Le 1,000,000. Doors open at 5:00pm
4. Te Amo! ❤️
Cupid makes an early appearance to Freetown at Te Amo!
Go one, go all -- singles, couples and groups!
Date: Saturday, February 12 2022
Venue: Mango Peak, Hill Station
Singles: Le 150,000 | Couples: Le 250,000 | Table for six: Le 1,000,000
5. Sponsored Walk with L.A.W.Y.E.R.S 🏃🏽♀️
Celebrate 25 years with a laudable organization that provides free legal advice and court representation to vulnerable woman and girls.
L.A.W.Y.E.R.S (Legal Access through Women Yearning Equality Rights and Social Justice) marks their 25th anniversary with a sponsored walk. You can join them on:
Date: Saturday, February 19 2022
Meeting Point: Bus Halt
Fee: Le 150,000 (includes a T-shirt and mask)
All funds raised will go towards education and awareness raising on the laws against Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV).
6. Try Tee's Pizza 🍕
Tees Pizza is an online bakery that prides itself on "making real food the old fashioned way; with love and dedication".
They are youth-led and endeavor to keep costs low to serve a wider population who would also like to have a slice of pizza.
Their bakery is based in Tokeh (about 1.5 hours outside of Freetown in the Western Area) and require one day pre orders.
You can check them out on Instagram @teespizza and place your order at +232 77 427 353 or +232 78 823 311
7. Practice Self-Love 🌼
Yes, it is the month of love after all - but remember! Self-love comes first!
Take yourself on a date
Read a good book
Binge a series
Do what fills your soul without any reservations!
What will you be up to this February? Whatever it is, I hope self-love is on the top of your list! I know it's on mine!
Till next time,
ergo sum cogito
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