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31. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

I gotta say the Irish - just like me! Will talk to anyone (just like me) and willing to go out of their way to help some one and are always willing to have a drink and a bit of fun!

32. Posted by difbear (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

For me it has to be Portugal. Although in particular Oporto. :)

33. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 10y

Just got back from a 3-4 week trip in Myanmar (Burma) and the people are the friendliest I have ever met.
Sitting on the backseat of a trishaw in the middle of the night going through the unlit streets of Mandalay and talking to 3 locals driving scooters.


34. Posted by Zoom (Full Member 131 posts) 10y

The French are the friendliest people but you have to have manners or some will see it as an insult. Of course there's this stupid reputation out there that the French are rude but that's just started by ignorant people that get intimidated by them for some strange reason. Probably New Yorkers are the rudest. If you say Please, Hello, or Thank You they faint. They're too busy to be civilized. An Overpriced, overrated city - that WAS once great - with horrible manners...... Zoom

35. Posted by rach8645 (Inactive 62 posts) 10y

I'd say Ozzies have a natural "no-worries- - attitude"

They will invite you to their friends neighbours BBQ if it meant more beer and will house you on their couch with hardly any questions asked!

They might be anoying when England bashing but on the whole a friendly enough nation.

After them I'd say the Italians - same kind of reasons just on a larger scale - in my experience the dinner is the whole family plus old friends and neighbours and thier family... its a huge thing and they embrace you open armed and kiss you on both cheeks.

England has a good history of being friendly but to be fair I am not too sure its not a little lost in the times... get back to it I say.

Again though people who have travelled tend to open thier doors up a lot easier than those who havent ;)

36. Posted by mat44 (Full Member 58 posts) 10y

The people from Bali are hard to beat when it comes to friendlines

37. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

French are not rude they are just misunderstood. They greatly value manners above everything. If you had find french to be rude it´s because you did not show good manners. Alright they can be a bit cold at first sight and most of the time they are really shame of their english. It´s why they dont speak even if they know few words.

I know and came to like the brits, but when you see a couple of them absolutely drunk, screaming and vomiting on the street, I found difficult to defend them. That´s happened every day on the street of Barcelona.

The friendliest nation, will have to be australians, even if they will have to be careful not to become viewed as the drunkiest nation (same as the brits in BCN).

Never forget you are an ambassador of your nation as soon as you step the border. So behave and be friendly with foreigner in your country, a smile doesnt cost anything


38. Posted by zzyzx (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

The people of New Zealand are incredible. Time and again when I was there, when I felt (and probably looked) lost, some kind random soul would stop and ask if I needed directions, or some other kind of help. I was so grateful for that. Can't wait to go back!

A little closer to home, I have to say that Canadians are some of the nicest people I've ever met.

39. Posted by rach8645 (Inactive 62 posts) 10y

[quote=flo jo]French are not rude they are just misunderstood. They greatly value manners above everything. If you had find french to be rude it´s because you did not show good manners. /quote]

Flo in all due respect I dont agree with this at all. I have found having worked in Guernsey (which used to be French) that if you dont speak French they are rude even in an English speaking country. Its nothing to do with not knowing English... not at all its more like they do not want to speak English.

Its not they're rude more like arrogant and as a country this can make intimadating for English speaking people.

Lets not get into country bashing though - just wanted to say how I feel.

40. Posted by JSW (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

I agree with New Zealand. I spent three months down there and they were consistently the nicest and friendliest people I've ever met.

And, I know I'm biased, but in most countries I've been to people have told me that they think Americans are generally friendly. There are rude or arrogant ones here and there, but every country has them.