USA: Through Jillian’s Eyes

Where are you originally from?​
Mississippi, USA


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

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

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
Hey y’all!

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
What’s up/Preciate that/ (N/A) /We good?

Are you more like laid back or party people?
A mix of both


Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
All seafood. NA. Crawfish!

Best drink? Local drink to try?
Water with lemon. Sweet tea.

How is breakfast served in your country?
All day!


The best festival to attend?
Mississippi Book Festival in August (bc I’ll be there).

Which sport are you guys crazy about?
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What is the craziest thing to do in your country?
Be your authentic self.

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
Massage therapy

Are there any local customs a visitor should be sensitive to?
Speak. Be polite. It’s our way.


What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
Any body of water at sunset.

Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
Overlook @ The Rez

Where can visitors find the best beach?
Along the Gulf Coast

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


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

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

When is the best time to visit?
Anytime. Just choose an area experiencing the type of climate you enjoy, whether warm and humid or cold and dry or somewhere in between.

Can you give an interesting trivia about your country?
James Meredith was the first black man to attend a white institution of higher learning in the state of Mississippi when he arrived to class at Ole Miss (The University of Mississippi) with federal agent escorts.

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché?
Lack of intelligence.


Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?
Humacao, Puerto Rico.

What’s your best travel story?
It’s all about good food, massages, and beaches for me.

Why do you love traveling? 
Experiencing different cultures is fun. I enjoy people-watching.


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