us aussies seem to be gettin a bit of praise here. haha. always thought we were seen as being rude and arrogant. i think the brits are pretty cool and the irish. it depends on where you go in the US.
i also had a tough time in france on the brief occasion when i went there.
fiji and bali love most anyone but that could be cos they rely so heavily on tourists and the locals have been brougt up with it.
Friendliest place for me was defo New Zealand. Then Brazil and Oz.
Ive noticed that Americans you meet outside of America tend to be far friendlier than ones in the US. Anyone else find that?
Big cities are often unfriendly though aren't they.
It would be wrong to a make a judgement of English people just having been to London, Ok I am a Northerner but its true- people are friendly up North.
I've found Australians to be lovely, but didn't find Sydney a particularly friendly place. And I've heard New York is pretty unfriendly, but on the whole Americans have been some of the friendliest people I've met. And Paris has a reputation for grumpyness.
I have to say: Irish, although I haven't visited that many countries. But Irish in general outside Dublin. They are so open, so helpful, always trying to help you, great drinkers and music players!!! I went for a trip in a hired car, with no specifical destination, it was just for two days, maybe a very short period of time, but I had so many troubles with the hired car and everybody was so kind and helpful to me, I would never forget that. And everytime I wouls open my mouth and they would spot my accent they would turn like crazy, asking me questions and smiling and inviting me for a pint. I don't know, I just had the best of the travelling experiences you can ever have in a country.
And the sun even shined during the whole trip!!!!! Unbelivable!!!
I didn't find people particularly unfriendly in New York. Not compared to London or Paris anyway
And actually I found most Americans that I met in America to be pretty friendly generally, even when they had absolutely nothing to gain by being so.
Canada all the way. could be saying that because i am Canadian. but i am very proud to say that i am. i am proud of my country and the cultures we have. i am not ashamed of anything that we have done. its all done for a reason!
Canada is a very "homey" place. most of us have come from the country or our parents have, and they have taught us the values and skills we need to survive in the world without doing damage. we love to have a great time and will do just about anything for amusement!!
Yes it can get pretty cold up here, but its warm in the summers. Winter is awesome though, tons and tons of pond hockey! so much fun!
Life in canada is Awesome!
ps.. we are also extreamly excepting of any persons. no matter what there nationality!
IMO most Canadians are very friendly but I would say that on the whole Belizeans are some of the friendliest people I have ever met on my travels. There are a huge number of different nationalities living there, but if you ask them what their nationality is they all say Belizean.
canada is good, China is also not bad. People here are friendly, especially when you cannot communicate with them in Chinese. You can see their warmness from their gestures.
I think that whatever country you are in, the people in more rural areas tend to be friendlier. That may be a harsh generalisation but I have found this overall true. Also, some people on here have made the point that after meeting unsavoury or unfriendly people of X nation, then when one encounters a friendly person from X nation, it is harder to shake off the negative impression. It's a similar psychological notion to shopping. If you have a bad experience in shop X then you are likely to tell ten people of your experience. Whereas if you have great service from shop Y then you'll tell only one person. I'm not saying that people or nations are like shops - please don't take this as a literal translation - just that it has a lasting impression on our opinions of that nation.
Just to throw my tuppence in, I don't think I have met many people that have turned me off a nation. There is one nation which I am not fond of but I don't generalise or judge because of that.