As I take the day off to study for a Chemistry exam tomorrow (yes! No more chemistry until University!), my 'breaks' consisted of yanking out a few more Sierra Leone images worth showing. I am getting to the ones taken in the market place - in which the women of the village are generally the ones selling the products - food, bowls, spices, bed covers. Essentially, a mini mall in North American with 1/20th the prices. I was fortunate enough to be able to go down with two girls my age (as well as one of their fathers), so they could translate, as well, they used P&S. (Unfortunately I never had the oppurtunity to upload them to my HD so I don't have them to send back as prints). Enjoy, and feel free to critique as much as you want 1. This lady was selling 'bowls' made from fruit shells similar to that of cantaloupe. Apparently they are used for seperating substances, for instance dirt from plants, or even gold or precious metals. That was my understanding of the conversation at least. 2. This lady who was in the Kabala market is a member of the Fullah tribe - a tribe that stretches across western Africa and is known for its nomadic lifestyle, and ability with cattle and goats. In front of her sat a large basin of milk - partly curdled - in the 30+ weather. She stated that every three days, she returns to her tribe to collect the milk that will be sold in Kabala. For these three days, the milk is sold - following this time period, she sells it as butter. 3. Two ladies sat behind some blinds on a porch overlooking the Kabala market working on some beautiful embroidery for a bedspread set. Their two sewing machines, The Flying Dragons, as read by the labels, were bought in Guinea - where their trade was also taught. I did not dig any deeper, but I believe it is safe to assume that they were probably trained in Guinea during the Civil War as refugees. 4. In the covered section of the Kabala market (apparently the owners will leave their children their overnight to make certain their 'spots' aren't lost the following day) sat this young lady and her young son. I don't think there is a more universal emotion then that of the pride on her face. Thanks for looking!