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21. Posted by rfrat13 (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

The people in Taiwan are really friendly. They're a bit shy, but totally nice! I've had friends tell me about people shareing thier umbrellas on rainy days and I've had people on the bus start conversations with me. It's really great to feel safe and welcome!

22. Posted by ristinw (Full Member 53 posts) 9y

hi there! Personally, i think Lisbon's people are friendly. I remember one day i and my parents were looking at the map of the bus station, then suddenly there was a man walk up to us and ask us where were we looking for. He was really nice , he shows us the way after all and talked to us for a while. Then, the same trip, while we were waiting for taxi on the street, there was an old man asked us where we were going. We didn't ask for help, people were just so forward to help us. I was so amazed!!;)

Some japanese are also very friendly. I've met a jap girl who leads us the way to the University of Hokkaido. I was only standing on a street, bewildering of which way to go...then she suddenly walked up to me and ask me if i need help, then she walk with me to the place where i wanted to go!!! Pretty lucky!!

Few years ago, in California and Las vegas, i think that people over there are friendly too, they had time to start a conversation with a stranger and smiling all the time!! Maybe now it has changed??? i dont know...

23. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 9y

Balinese, definately. Vietnamese and Cambodians are pretty friendly too.

24. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Oh lve found lots of folk friendly - Bali, Thailand and Ozzies & Kiwis for sure!

I was bowled over by a lady in Melbournes down right kindness to a stranger - we asked her for directions - not only did she go get her yellow pages out and pin point exactly where we should be then she bundled us into her car and drove us there as well - she wasnt even going out she was just getting stuff out of her car when we asked the question!

I also loved the Thai and Balinese people - always smiling and waving (especially the kids!)

25. Posted by Pami (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

I found the people in Turkey, both in the city and the countryside to be the most accomodating and genuine. They make you feel like a part of the family even if they just met you 5 minutes ago.

26. Posted by Ed83 (Budding Member 29 posts) 9y

Have I missed something or has nobody mentioned Laos here? Especially after the hawkers and beggars of Vietnam I found the Laos people very friendly and laid back. You could even walk down a street without being offered a taxi/drugs/prositutes/crap bracelets every 10metres!

27. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting Pami

I found the people in Turkey, both in the city and the countryside to be the most accomodating and genuine. They make you feel like a part of the family even if they just met you 5 minutes ago.

Agree. The Turks are great, friendly people. Same for the Balinese and Fijian.

28. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 9y

Ed83

Have I missed something or has nobody mentioned Laos here? Especially after the hawkers and beggars of Vietnam I found the Laos people very friendly and laid back. You could even walk down a street without being offered a taxi/drugs/prositutes/crap bracelets every 10metres!

Really? I found Laos people really hostile.
I produced some US dollars in front of one guy, who yelled 'Americana Out! Out!

I replied 'No, im Irish' and he says 'English? Francais?' and then spits on the ground in front of me.

I guess Laotians have got real reason to hate westerners though.

29. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 9y

Finnish are very friendly, I found. Russia was a shock, after visiting Finland- the Russians are so unfriendly to strangers. No, I think 'hostile' would be a better word. Until they get to know you, and then they act like you are their long-lost cousin.

30. Posted by Gareth88 (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

Vietnam is definately up there! The locals will do almost anything to help you, I never once felt unsafe in any place at any time of day or had a single thought doubting their intentions. They are great people, and the best thing is that our toursim is helping them live better lives.