Before arriving in Sokode I was concerned about it being a big loud town with lots of traffic and noise and no neighborhood feel to it. But outside of a fewpaved roads, it is a very tranquile, sweet town. Children play soccer on the dirt road outside my door. The only noise that wakes me is the call to prayer from the local mosque.
Sokode is predominately muslim. There are some women covering their head with light colored muslin type clothes.
Some signs are in arabic, as apparently some men go to recieve training in arabic-speaking countries. However, the predominate languages are Kotokoli and French.