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Old 08-08-2013, 01:13 AM
 
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The World's most friendly and unfriendliest citiest were voted by 46,000 people in a poll taken from travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler. More information at link provided.

World's Most Friendliest

1. Florianopolis, Brazil
2. Hobart, Tasmania
3. Thimpu, Bhutan
4. Queenstown, New Zealand
5. Charleston, South Carolina
6. Paro, Bhutan
6. Margaret River, Australia
8. Mandalay, Myanmar
9. Kilkenny Ireland
9. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
11. Chiang Mai, Thailand
12. Christchurch, New Zealand
13. Dublin, Ireland
14. Galena, Illinois
14. Victoria, British Columbia
16. Auckland, New Zealand
16. Savanah, Georgia
18. Edinburgh, Scotland
20. Asheville, North Carolina
20. Cork, Ireland

Unfriendliest Cities

1. Newark, New Jersey
2. Islamabad, Pakistan
3. Oakland, California
4. Luanda, Angola
5. Kuwait City
6. Lome, Togo
7. New Have, Connecticut
8. Detroit
9. Atlantic City, New Jersey
10. Tangier, Morocco
11. Guangzhou, China
12. Los Angeles
13. Albany, New York
14. Shenzhen, China
15. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
16. Moscow
17. Wilmington, Delaware
18. Casablanca, Morocco
19. Bethlehem, Palestine
20. Caracas, Venezeula


World's friendliest and unfriendliest cities are ... - CNN.com

The full survey is at this link
20. Cork, Ireland : The Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the World : Condé Nast Traveler.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Tricity
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Like all surveys they are highly subjective.
I was in Casablanca, Tangier and some other north African countries/cities and everywhere met very friendly people. Most "tourists" need to learn and understand other cultures, they also need to behave accordingly, and observe other customs, and not compare everything with their own little world and comfort zone.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Margaret River isn't a city, lol. It's a town of 10,000 people.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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Like all surveys they are highly subjective.
I was in Casablanca, Tangier and some other north African countries/cities and everywhere met very friendly people. Most "tourists" need to learn and understand other cultures, they also need to behave accordingly, and observe other customs, and not compare everything with their own little world and comfort zone.
This.

Those two stuck out to me immediately on the "Unfriendly" list.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:57 PM
 
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The World's most friendly and unfriendliest citiest were voted by 46,000 people in a poll taken from travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler. More information at link provided.

World's Most Friendliest

1. Florianopolis, Brazil
2. Hobart, Tasmania
3. Thimpu, Bhutan
4. Queenstown, New Zealand
5. Charleston, South Carolina
6. Paro, Bhutan
6. Margaret River, Australia
8. Mandalay, Myanmar
9. Kilkenny Ireland
9. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
11. Chiang Mai, Thailand
12. Christchurch, New Zealand
13. Dublin, Ireland
14. Galena, Illinois
14. Victoria, British Columbia
16. Auckland, New Zealand
16. Savanah, Georgia
18. Edinburgh, Scotland
20. Asheville, North Carolina
20. Cork, Ireland

Unfriendliest Cities

1. Newark, New Jersey
2. Islamabad, Pakistan
3. Oakland, California
4. Luanda, Angola
5. Kuwait City
6. Lome, Togo
7. New Have, Connecticut
8. Detroit
9. Atlantic City, New Jersey
10. Tangier, Morocco
11. Guangzhou, China
12. Los Angeles
13. Albany, New York
14. Shenzhen, China
15. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
16. Moscow
17. Wilmington, Delaware
18. Casablanca, Morocco
19. Bethlehem, Palestine
20. Caracas, Venezeula


World's friendliest and unfriendliest cities are ... - CNN.com


The full survey is at this link
20. Cork, Ireland : The Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the World : Condé Nast Traveler.
I did not find Hobart very friendly. Yes there was people nice to me but it was no different than other cities in Australia.

I found Queenstown to be quite friendly but found Wellington to be more so.

Last edited by other99; 08-10-2013 at 10:19 PM..
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:31 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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My personal experiences:

Friendly:

1/ Sydney, Austrailia
2/ Vancouver, BC
3/ Conwy, Wales
4/ Tokyo, Japan
5/ Bangkok, Thailand

Unfriendly:

1/ Hong Kong (pushy, rude, dog eat dog mentality)
2/ Los Angeles (idiotic drivers and constant traffic congestion)
3/ Paris, France (snobby and unpleasant)
4/ Seoul, Korea (pushy, aggressive people and serious traffic congestion)
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:44 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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My personal experiences:

Friendly:

1/ Sydney, Austrailia
2/ Vancouver, BC
3/ Conwy, Wales
4/ Tokyo, Japan
5/ Bangkok, Thailand

Unfriendly:

1/ Hong Kong (pushy, rude, dog eat dog mentality)
2/ Los Angeles (idiotic drivers and constant traffic congestion)
3/ Paris, France (snobby and unpleasant)
4/ Seoul, Korea (pushy, aggressive people and serious traffic congestion)
Sydney friendly? You must've got lucky. I also found Bangkok pretty unfriendly...the friendliness of Thais is overrated, many just want your tourist dollar.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:23 PM
 
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The World's most friendly and unfriendliest citiest were voted by 46,000 people in a poll taken from travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler. More information at link provided.

World's Most Friendliest

1. Florianopolis, Brazil
2. Hobart, Tasmania
3. Thimpu, Bhutan
4. Queenstown, New Zealand
5. Charleston, South Carolina
6. Paro, Bhutan
6. Margaret River, Australia
8. Mandalay, Myanmar
9. Kilkenny Ireland
9. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
11. Chiang Mai, Thailand
12. Christchurch, New Zealand
13. Dublin, Ireland
14. Galena, Illinois
14. Victoria, British Columbia
16. Auckland, New Zealand
16. Savanah, Georgia
18. Edinburgh, Scotland
20. Asheville, North Carolina
20. Cork, Ireland

Unfriendliest Cities

1. Newark, New Jersey
2. Islamabad, Pakistan
3. Oakland, California
4. Luanda, Angola
5. Kuwait City
6. Lome, Togo
7. New Have, Connecticut
8. Detroit
9. Atlantic City, New Jersey
10. Tangier, Morocco
11. Guangzhou, China
12. Los Angeles
13. Albany, New York
14. Shenzhen, China
15. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
16. Moscow
17. Wilmington, Delaware
18. Casablanca, Morocco
19. Bethlehem, Palestine
20. Caracas, Venezeula


World's friendliest and unfriendliest cities are ... - CNN.com

The full survey is at this link
20. Cork, Ireland : The Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the World : Condé Nast Traveler.
That's right - stay away from Moscow; be attentive to the opinion of 140 million ( or so) Russians, who hate this city together with all its habitants with passion))))
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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The World's most friendly and unfriendliest citiest were voted by 46,000 people in a poll taken from travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler. More information at link provided.

World's Most Friendliest

1. Florianopolis, Brazil
2. Hobart, Australia
3. Thimpu, Bhutan
4. Queenstown, New Zealand
5. Charleston, USA
6. Paro, Bhutan
6. Margaret River, Australia
8. Mandalay, Myanmar
9. Kilkenny Ireland
9. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
11. Chiang Mai, Thailand
12. Christchurch, New Zealand
13. Dublin, Ireland
14. Galena, USA
14. Victoria, Canada
16. Auckland, New Zealand
16. Savanah, USA
18. Edinburgh, Scotland
20. Asheville, USA
20. Cork, Ireland

Unfriendliest Cities

1. Newark, USA
2. Islamabad, Pakistan
3. Oakland, USA
4. Luanda, Angola
5. Kuwait City, Kuwait
6. Lome, Togo
7. New Haven, USA
8. Detroit, USA
9. Atlantic City, USA
10. Tangier, Morocco
11. Guangzhou, China
12. Los Angeles, USA
13. Albany, USA
14. Shenzhen, China
15. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
16. Moscow, Russia
17. Wilmington, USA
18. Casablanca, Morocco
19. Bethlehem, The World
20. Caracas, Venezuela
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The full survey is at this link
20. Cork, Ireland : The Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the World : Condé Nast Traveler.
USA 8 cities (Newark, Oakland, New Haven, Detroit, Atlantic City, Los Angeles, Albany, Wilmington) in the top 20 unfriendliest cities in the world? Can't be right, maybe in the top 20 in North America.

I've never been to Ireland but i never saw Irish folk as extremely friendly, really suprised at them having 3 cities (Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork) on the top 20 most friendliest list.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:50 PM
 
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USA 8 cities (Newark, Oakland, New Haven, Detroit, Atlantic City, Los Angeles, Albany, Wilmington) in the top 20 unfriendliest cities in the world? Can't be right, maybe in the top 20 in North America.

I've never been to Ireland but i never saw Irish folk as extremely friendly, really suprised at them having 3 cities (Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork) on the top 20 most friendliest list.
You should go to Ireland. I've never heard anyone say the Irish aren't friendly. Your comment has really surprised me. Most lists about friendly countries always have Ireland on them.

I don't know what sort of Irish people you are meeting but it is very uncharacteristic. Of course there are good and bad in every nation.

Top 10: Friendly Countries - AskMen
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