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List of friendliest and unfriendliest cities - CNN

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1. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2012 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Here's that list:

The world's unfriendliest cities

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

The world's friendliest cities

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


My personal addition to the friendliest list would be Hanoi, Vietnam. I agree with these US cities on the unfriendliest list: Los Angeles, Newark, Oakland and Detroit (they're all worth avoiding).

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Aug-2013, at 09:30 by Daawgon ]

2. Posted by mikedelfinos (Inactive 3 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

I think China's cities Beijing and Shanghai should be on the world's friendly cities. Beijing is famous for its cultural relics and long history, while Guilin -snip- is famous for its natural mountain and water scenery.

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3. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2012 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Isn't Hong Kong known for it's rude waiters?

4. Posted by CheersT (Inactive 2578 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

I disagree with a huge portion of both lists.

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5. Posted by ChanM (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

I think Shang Hai is in unfriendly city as well. I can speak Chinese and English well (I'm Thai), but SH is unfriendly city in China as my experience.

Once I've lost on the way to some place in SH and asked the people on the road. They looked at me and didn't say anything. I was very angry and say 'I definitely speak with man whether dog?'.

Then, when I helped some foreign tourist in China such train ticket buying or bus/train station suggestion I will show that I am Thai. Don't let them been misunderstood I was chinese.

Once in China Guangzhou, due to subway is located in the department store ground floor. I've asked Guangzhou people and they said to me follow me and found it by the way.