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11. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Friendliest nation?

Hmm... let's see...

It's the TP Nation!!!

12. Posted by NicolaJ (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

In my travels I found the Portuguese, especially north of the Algarve & outside tourist areas incredibly friendly & welcoming. Outside of Europe it has to be Sri Lanka. The country I found by far the least friendly was "Cough Cough" lol!

13. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Canadians are definitely up among the friendliest! And depending on which part of Italy you go to, they can be very friendly too.

Must say, that I found Puerto Ricans in general not very friendly at all.

14. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Blakey

Im usually dissapointed with service manners in France...

I must agree with Blackey about service manners, I've never seen something worse, but in the other hand I have a very, very good experience with french people. One man, not knowing me at all, beside some recommendation of a colombian mutual friend by internet, welcomed me in his house and with his family by almost a week and took me over half of the country visiting SAR groups. Those grupos where very friendly too, toke me to dinner in their houses, interrumpting his work to try to teach me and show me their work, beside the language barrier.

So, about France, I would say don't judge the book by the covers

15. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Catu's story abou the French reminded me of a very good experience I had in France too.
A group of us were on our way back to the UK after a French wedding when our car broke down. Two of us walked about a mile to find a phone so we could call the wedding party to see if we could have a tow back. We stumbled upon a farm and managed with some broken french-and lots of sign language- to explain our situation.
The wedding party said it would take them at least three hours to get to us, so the farmer and my friend went back to the car on his tractor to pick up the other two passenger and brought them back to the farm.

In those three hours we were treated to a huge three course meal, lots of home-made cider and white wine. We wandered around all the animals and played with the kids. Time flew past and we had such fun with the farmer, his wife and their three kids. When help arrived they even gave each of us a bottle of their cider and a jar of honey each. Now that is hospitality!!!!!!

16. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I think the friendliest people I've met on me travels are the Samoans, the Thais and the Australians. I've had good experiences in lots of countries though - I think the further off the beaten track you get, the more genuinely friendly people are.

17. Posted by Maja37 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Welcome to Belgrade,Serbia&Montenegro...any time! Come and see...feel and smell the city with the biggest heart in the world...
You'll love it,as everybody who even once visited it...Love to all of you...;)

18. Posted by mally (Respected Member 199 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

the world is shrinking and it difficult to know the good from the bad apples. confusing!!! also it depends on your sex age. people can be nice ,polite etc for all the wrong reasons. then again theres the black cat syndrome.

19. Posted by norian (Full Member 71 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Every country says this one or another is not's only generalities..i've met many guys from UK they were very friendly.
As i've met many stupids french. It's the same in all the countries.

I've been to Poland, i've met only very nice people, they are very friendly for me, maybe the friendliest. But some of my friends had a bad experience in Poland, and for them polish are not such nice.

20. Posted by acetravels (Full Member 181 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

india....indians...big heart...greater hosts..namaste...and welcome to the land of hospitality...