Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities

The Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the World

Culture, history, nature… Those are the commonest reason why people visit a particular city. Some of us form a somehow emotional bond with the architecture of the city we visit, while others may be going there only because s/he finds the natives friendly or attractive.

Cntraveler.com (Conde Nast), the famous travel web site has recently conducted a user survey recently to find out which cities people find the friendliest and the opposite. The variables that have an impact on the results are various, from linguistic barriers, to the general attitude of the native people towards foreigners, or the city’s location and size.

Now let’s have a look at the results of cntraveler.com to take a look at the friendliest and unfriendliest cities in the world in 2014[1].

The Unfriendliest Cities of 2014

5. Marseille, France

Marseille, le Vallon des Auffes
Marseille, le Vallon des Auffes

With 60.9 “friendliness points”, Marseille was found to be quite threatening for tourists, making the city the 5th unfriendliest city in the world.

4. Paris, France

Parisian winter
Parisian winter

Sometimes you hear stories of Parisians who “can” speak English but just “don’t”. Apparently, this myth has some grounds. According to the cntraveler.com report, Paris is the 4th unfriendliest city in the world with 60.8 points.

3. Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia

59.6 points make Moscow the 3rd unfriendliest city in the world. The reported problems usually have unfriendly people and linguistic barrier as their axis.

2. Cannes, France

Cannes - France

Another French city in the list, Cannes has a “friendliness score” of 58.5, making the city the second unfriendliest city in the world.

1. Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

Well, it is no surprise that general safety is an issue to be concerned about in South Africa. But to my surprise, safety seems to be a greater issue than I’ve ever thought it was, making the city the unfriendliest one in the world with 56.1 points.

Now let’s have a look at the brighter end of the list…

The Friendliest Cities of 2014

5. Sydney, Australia

Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House

In the friendliest side of the rankings, there are two ties, one of which is in the 5th place. Sydney, with 83.8 points, is the 5th friendliest city in the world and the reason why it is considered to be so is mostly attributed to its lovely beaches and even lovelier people.

5. Dublin, Ireland

Malahide Castle, Dublin
Malahide Castle, Dublin

Dublin shares the 5th place with Syndney with again 83.8 points with its great local pubs, where you can always find someone to chat with.

4. Charlston, South Carolina, USA

Charlston, South Carolina
Charlston, South Carolina

84.3 points make Charlston the 4th friendliest city in the world, according to the results. It seems that the famous southern hospitality increases the city’s attractiveness.

3. Victoria, BC, Canada

Fisgard Lighthouse, Victoria
Fisgard Lighthouse, Victoria

So many tourist attractions within the city, added to the general friendliness of the Canadian, make Victoria the 3rd friendliest city in the world with 85.7 points.

1. Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, Australia

On the top of the list, there’s a tie again. Just like Victoria, Canada, Melbourne has a lot to offer for tourists and the warmth of people combined with attractions carry the city to the top of the list. The friendliness score of Melbourne is 86 straight.

1. Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealanda
Auckland, New Zealanda

Culture, people, attractions… You’ve got all you need as a tourist in Auckland, New Zealand and thus it is not surprising that the city leads the world in terms of friendliness. Auckland shares the top position with Melbourne with 86 points. But beware, Australians and New Zealanders may get a little annoyed when they’re mistaken for one another [2].

References

1. http://www.cntraveler.com/daily-traveler/2014/08/the-2014-friendliest-and-unfriendliest-cities-in-the-world

2. http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/14/travel/friendly-unfriendly-cities/index.html?hpt=travel_hp_blogroll

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