USA: Through Elizabeth’s Eyes

Where are you originally from?​
California, USA

PEOPLE

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

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?
“Chill out!” It doesn’t mean to lower your body temperature but to calm down or relax.

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
“Hello/hi/hey/yo”
“Thank you/thanks”
“Please/puh-LEEZ”
“Sorry/oops/my bad”

Are you more like laid back or party people?
Tourists perceive us as laid back and party people but we are pretty busy people. We get a little more laid back once summer hits 🙂

FOOD​

Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
Honestly? Anything goes here! Best food is always a cute little hole in the wall type joint. Many people will tell you that you can’t leave without getting some In-N-Out and I can say from personal experience that it IS better from California than any other place you might find one!

Best drink? Local drink to try?
Milk 🙂 Happy cows come from California

How is breakfast served in your country?
All Day 😉 breakfast is almost a religion! It is all about eggs and bacon and breakfast tacos and sausage and pancakes and waffles and orange juice! Not all at once of course!

CULTURE​

The best festival to attend?
Orange Blossom Festival

Which sport are you guys crazy about?
Baseball and football are pretty big here

What is the craziest thing to do in your country?
Go skydiving or swimming with sharks

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
Go to an All-you-can-eat buffet. You aren’t in the USA unless you stuff yourself full of food until it’s almost hard to breath!

Are there any local customs a visitor should be sensitive to?
If someone avoids your gaze, they don’t want to talk

PLACES​

What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
Yosemite National park is beautiful

Where can visitors find the best beach?
It depends on what your looking for. Santa Cruz boardwalk is great if you are looking for entertainment and people. Pebble beach is great for gentle waves (great for small kids). Agate beach is small and secluded.

If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
Also depends on what your looking for. People and entertainment I would recommend Southern California, LA area. Central California, Sacramento area also has entertainment but less people and more options if you want to experience beaches, snow, forest, and desert; all within 2 hours. Northern California, Eureka area, is super calm and beautiful if you are looking for a relaxing place to stay.

COUNTRY​

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

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
7-10 days

When is the best time to visit?
Spring/summer. The most events are available during these times.
Can you give an interesting trivia about your country? (Could be about anything!)
What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché? (We’ll see which has the most epic one!)

ABOUT ELIZABETH

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