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Old 07-26-2013, 06:47 PM
 
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short survey

1. What is your nationality?
2. What is your ethnicity/heritage?
3. Which countries have made you feel welcome and treated you well?
4. Which countries have treated you poorly?
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:58 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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1. American
3. Mexico
4. None
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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1. What is your nationality?
Dutch

2. What is your ethnicity/heritage?
Dutch

3. Which countries have (made you feel welcome and) treated you well?
USA, Costa Rica, Thailand, Singapore, Japan

4. Which countries have treated you poorly?
Mexico, Panama, Belgium, France, Turkey



Made feel welcome and treated well is not exactly the same thing.
I didn't feel welcome in Japan but people still treated me a lot better than in most countries i've visited.

Can't really place the other countries i've visited (Colombia, England, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria), very mixed feelings, would have to put them between 3. and 4.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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It doesn't go by country. Overall, I have probably been treated better in Colombia than anywhere else in the world, but there were also a couple of placed in Colombia where I was treated horribly. Same goes for China (but I have heard that it has become much, much worse in the past 15 years or so -- even the Chinese tell me that). Conversely, in Thailand, I was generally not treated very well, but there were a few outstanding incidents of being treated wonderfully.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:03 PM
 
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seems like everyone gets treated like garbage in France
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:48 AM
 
Location: England.
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I was treated exemely well in France, but then I did make an effort to speak the language.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I'm Asian Australian.

It's hard to really say...in Singapore, where my mother is from, I tend to blend in more, but customers can be quite rude. In Vietnam there was a lot of hassling by touts. In America, people tended to be friendly or quite unpleasant/rude. Malaysians are pretty friendly overall...Sri Lanka, Taiwan and New Zealand left me with positive impressions.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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I have heard that Switzerland and France are the worst when it comes to treatment of outsiders, anyone want to share their experiences?
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The French are perfectly fine. Mostly in France (and Switzerland) you will just feel invisible, but if you need to interact with anyone, they will be as warmly responsive as anywhere else. Even more so, in my experience. The French love being French, and all you need to do is show them some respect for that sentiment.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:19 AM
 
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The French are perfectly fine. Mostly in France (and Switzerland) you will just feel invisible, but if you need to interact with anyone, they will be as warmly responsive as anywhere else. Even more so, in my experience. The French love being French, and all you need to do is show them some respect for that sentiment.
Ya but I have also heard that they have a strong hatred for anyone that looks Arabic, Asian, or pretty much anyone that isn't Black or White from travelers myself.
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