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Which Nationalities Do You Make Friends With Best ?

Travel Forums General Talk Which Nationalities Do You Make Friends With Best ?


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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

This thread may be closely connected to the nationality you get mistaken as being. Apart from other native-English speakers, I get along really well with western Europeans (especially those with Germanic languages, even though I don't speak German myself). How about you ?

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Spanish people and Australians - the ones that I've met really know how to have a laugh and dont take themselves too seriously

3. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

it depends on the person, i don't think i could generalise that much, but if i must then from past experiences - Australians, Koreans, Dutch and Italian but give me some time i have a million more nationalities to meet

4. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

It's okay to generalise when you meet a lot of people in your travels. Your personality is sure to blend in more with some than others.

5. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

Just about anybody, i reckon the kiwi's are best at it though. But the problem with kiwi's is that they tend to travel in groups. Great people though. Remember them doing the hacker dance whilst drunk infront of a campfire on the banks of the Nile.

6. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Isn't New Zealand a province of Australia?

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4893 posts) 11y

No, no - Australia once was part of New Zealand (The "West Island" to go along with the South and North Islands), but they decided to give things a go by themselves, and then were sent a bunch of inhabitants by the best judges of character that the UK had to offer.

(Or at least, as I'm currently back in New Zealand, that has to be my spiel for the moment. I'll deny ever having said the above when I'm back in Oz though!)

Anyhoo, I seem to get along best with anyone who isn't dutch (hate them dutch - they're always complaining about everything (me complaining about the dutch obviously doesn't count!) in their own language, thinking no one else will understand them), but in particular the subgroup of koreans who are geeks (bringing laptops and other nifty gadgets), germans, scandinavians and canadians, though that might just be because people from those countries often travel to the same places that I've traveled to in pairs or even by themselves, making them easier to approach than people who travel in larger groups.

8. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Your candidness is very refreshing

9. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Anybody that's offering me a beer, regardless of nationality...

There's no one nationality i particularly do or don't get along well with - the majority of my friends are of different nationalities anyway (it's actually quite odd that in my sort of main group of friends, there's no more than 2 of any nationality). It's more about personality. I have a strange and somewhat warped sense of humour, but providing they can at least understand that, no probs.

10. Posted by GretaGarbo (Full Member 48 posts) 11y
  • hands Gelli a bottle of Carnegie Porter*

Do you want some crisps with that?