U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-09-2019, 07:21 PM
 
17,244 posts, read 10,169,578 times
Reputation: 28757

Advertisements

At times there are articles and discussion threads on the 'friendliest' places you've ever visited.

In all my travels internationally and in parts of the U.S., I don't think any place has struck me as being particularly friendly. I've been to Japan, Thailand, Germany, Mexico, and other places, and I haven't experienced anyone going out of their way to be nice to me.

Anyone else?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-09-2019, 07:33 PM
 
3,538 posts, read 1,344,614 times
Reputation: 6920
this is my "going out of their way" Good list:

1. Boise, Idaho.
2. Limon, Costa Rica.
3. Adelaide, Australia.

this is my NOT doing NOTHING (anything?) Bad list:

1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2. -Anyplace-, Armenia.
3. -Anywhere-, China.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2019, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
3,551 posts, read 1,647,282 times
Reputation: 10162
Quote:
Originally Posted by turkeydance View Post

this is my NOT doing NOTHING (anything?) Bad list:

1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2. -Anyplace-, Armenia.
3. -Anywhere-, China.

Interestingly, although next door to Armenia, Baku, Azerbaijan is easily the friendliest place I've ever traveled to.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2019, 07:50 PM
 
4,685 posts, read 2,312,356 times
Reputation: 6165
Madrid, Spain - I was told by a gentleman that Madrid was “for me”.
Burgos, Spain - I have never been anywhere else where I have met people just so...contented and pleasant.
Chinchón, Spain - among the ruins, an elderly married couple wanting to share their memories of their courtship which made mine all the more memorable

Little things that meant so much to a complete stranger...

Oh, and Foley, Alabama - really!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2019, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Portugal
5,917 posts, read 2,883,413 times
Reputation: 11303
Friendliest
Philippines
Thailand
El Salvador
United States

Least Friendly
Korea
Japan
China
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2019, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Olympia area (for now)
1,480 posts, read 538,590 times
Reputation: 2976
Most local islanders in the Caribbean are laid back and friendly. Generally, the less busy and crowded the place is, the friendlier it is. You won’t find this same level of friendly in popular tourist spots. Some other notable places were Fuji, France, Thailand, Mexico, China, England. Even in places where I didn’t speak the language, a smile is universal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2019, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
4,364 posts, read 1,657,079 times
Reputation: 7925
Quote:
Originally Posted by turkeydance View Post
this is my "going out of their way" Good list:

1. Boise, Idaho.
2. Limon, Costa Rica.
3. Adelaide, Australia.

this is my NOT doing NOTHING (anything?) Bad list:

1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2. -Anyplace-, Armenia.
3. -Anywhere-, China.
Funny. In Vanadzor, Armenia, everyone was wonderful, the hotel staff, the other hotel guests, the townspeople, I felt very at-home there. And 25 years ago, everyone in China dropped what they were doing to see to our needs. I've heard it isn't like that anymore.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2019, 09:48 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
12,566 posts, read 15,036,884 times
Reputation: 12118
Friendly:: Salt Lake City, Northern Wales, Sydney, Japan, Mexico, Dominican Republic
Unfriendly:: Hong Kong, Paris, South Korea, New Orleans, China, Miami
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2019, 11:43 PM
 
15,517 posts, read 13,509,459 times
Reputation: 21201
Thailand
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-10-2019, 01:29 AM
 
71,463 posts, read 71,629,249 times
Reputation: 49027
cuba
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top