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Old 10-28-2017, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Valley Stream, NY
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Friendliest: Germany
Unfriendliest: Estonia
Germans can be loud and arrogant and seem really annoying, but at the same time at least they take an interest in you, unlike most of Europe, UK in particular, but I have a German friend and he is the most quiet man I know which is ironic considering most German people are the opposite. I have not been to Estonia but I have been to Latvia which is quite a close by country and the people were extremely rude, selfish and unfriendly especially when we lost our luggage and money, they did not even help us!
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:43 PM
 
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I donít think disrespectfulness and friendliness go together. If you are disrespectful to someone, then you are not being friendly at all.

In some cultures the concept of personal space and not being loud in public are not as cherished...but this does not mean people are not friendly.
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:44 PM
 
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completely agree. For instance Italians are usually friendly and welcoming but can be pretty rude and unpolite, sometimes without realizing it.

Exactly.....perfect example.
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:14 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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I haven't visited many countries sadly. In many cases it goes down to the state or city level too. In general the most unfriendliest was Northern Ireland. The friendliest was probably Peru
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:56 AM
 
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Yeah UK is unfriendliest for me, Scotland and England are rude but apparently Ireland is a bit more friendly.
I have not visited Hungary but I have been to Romania which is near by they are all friendly there.
romanians are very different to hungarians
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Ankara, Turkey
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romanians are very different to hungarians
He doesnít seem to be a member anymore.
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
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Just curious if other peoples experience of rude people or hospitable people in different countries is similar or different to mine. What are the friendliest countries you have been to in terms of openness and helpfulness and the unfriendliest countries.
Friendly: Thailand, rural US, Greece, Indonesia
Unfriendly: Germany, UK, France
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Oslo, NO
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Friendly: UK
Unfriendly: Latvia, UAE (citizens), Russia
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:49 AM
 
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When I visited Italy years ago, an old local woman suddenly came to me and shouted in anger. I could not understand any Italian so I had no idea what was going on. There were some Italians around, but no one translated for me or tried talking to her. I asked a family nearby what she is talking about. The man said something like "!@##$% Italiano?" I had no clue. His daughter looked like a high school student but did not say anything.

I know it is far from normal in Italy, but this incident is still in my memory.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:20 PM
 
Location: SE Estonia
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Unfriendliest: Estonia
Tallinn's people are too selfish and not enough friendly for my tastes, too. Thankfully, there are nice people in Tallinn too - obviously, those people are with south-estonian roots.
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