Bahamas: Through Local Eyes

Shardan

Where are you originally from?​ 
The Bahamas

PEOPLE

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
Proud

On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?
10

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
Een: meaning a’int, don’t. Ex. “I een know why.”

Are you more like laid back or party people?
Both

FOOD​

Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
Conch salad. Conch. Souse, Guava Duff, Peas ‘n’ Rice, Fried or Seared Grouper with Grits

Best drink? Local drink to try?
Bahama Mama

How is breakfast served in your country?
Any meat with grits through the week and souse, soup or stew on the weekend.

CULTURE​

The best festival to attend?
Junkanoo, Regatta or Carnival

Which sport are you guys crazy about?
Sailing

What is the craziest thing to do in your country?
Deep sea diving.

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
Island hopping, we have 700 islands.

Are there any local customs a visitor should be sensitive to?
Don’t call someone by their first name unless they tell you to.

PLACES​

What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
Pink Sand Beach on Harbour Island, yes the sand is really pink.

Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
Blue Holes on Andros.

Where can visitors find the best beach?
Everywhere

If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
Nassau

COUNTRY​

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your country?
Beautiful

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
If you want to experience everything, a long time.

When is the best time to visit?
Anytime

Can you give an interesting trivia about your country? 
We are the only place you will find swimming pigs.

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché?
People think we ride dolphins to school, use coconuts as currency and have a Jamaican accent. We don’t, unless the person you are talking to is a Jamaican.

TRAVEL

Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?
Australia

Why do you love traveling?
I love seeing and experience new places.

ABOUT SHARDAN

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