Most and least friendly cities (your experience)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by F50Fanatic, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. Among the cities and towns you have visited, which ones are the most friendly, and which ones are the least friendly? This is according to your own experience, has nothing to do with stereotypes or reputations.

    For me, the 5 most friendly cities are:
    #1: Los Angeles
    #2: Dallas
    #3: Shanghai
    #4: Tucson
    #5: New York City


    According to my own experience, the least friendly city: Beijing
     
  2. I find friendliness of cities to be about your mindset going in. If you latch on to what makes a cities people what they are, then they're all pretty friendly. Though in saying that, I guess it's because I'm pretty outdoorsy myself, but outside of NZ, Kathmandu and Vancouver both have vibes that I seem to gel with pretty well. I could probably move to either one (one could argue I've moved to Van this year...). Bangkok's definitely up there too for different reasons, as is Yangon.
     
  3. I'm surprised that you found BJ to be less friendly than SH. Quite often in SH you get really shitty service if you don't speak Wu and born-and-raised locals tend to sneer at outsiders.

     
  4. Friendly cities in no particular order:

    Hamburg, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Prague, Berlin, Heidelberg and Göteborg for some reason.

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    NYC was kinda friendly but in a "spend your money and get out of the way"- way.

    The friendliest treatment I ever got was in China but there were special circumstances. I witnessed Chinamen being real assholes to each other. Cultural differences make friendliness evaluation difficult as well as the size of the cities.

    Île de France is the definition of the opposite of friendly. Sightseeing can be worth it but bring a flamethrower in case you encounter locals.
     
  5. Friendliest:

    Kuala Lumpur
    Berlin
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Antwerp


    Least friendly:

    Hanoi
    Rotterdam
    Barcelona
     
  6. Most friendly -
    Krakow, Poland
    Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Harbin, China

    Least friendly -
    Dublin
    Dubai
    Munich
    Sydney
    Melbourne
    Bangkok
     
  7. I've always found Barcelona to be very friendly. Just got back from there again and it's still as friendly as ever
     
  8. I found New York to be both the most friendly and also the least friendly.

    Some people there were the nicest most accommodating people I ever met.

    Some people there were the biggest arseholes I ever met.
     
  9. Romans are assholes
     
  10. Friendliest: Bangkok (and Thailand in general).
    Most awkwardly friendly: Tokyo.
    Most politically correct: Seattle.
    Least friendly: Rome, Italy in general, Greece in general, Cyprus in general. Probably anything Mediterranean.
     
  11. Most Friendly:
    Prague
    Zagreb
    Brussels
    Dallas
    Austin
    Swansea
    Trier
    Berlin
    Geneva
    Lausanne
    Malmö
    Stockholm

    Least Friendly:
    Varsaw
    Cracow
    London
    Antwerpen
    Dresden
    New York (brooklyn and queens)
    L.A.
    Paris
    Cork
     
  12. Been there twice. I just felt invisible. Nobody stops to help when you need it and when you ask something they snub you. But that's my experience.
     
  13. I don't think I've ever been to a place I'd consider unfriendly
     
  14. Have you been to Paris?
     
  15. French are only nice if you speak the language. Never had a problem with them.
     
  16. usually fact but Paris has a special hatred reserved for only it and Toronto in my head
     
  17. Halifax, Toronto, Riga are probably the friendliest.

    Paris, Moscow the least friendly. London is also not particularly friendly, though it's still one of my favourite cities. Belfast also seemed unfriendly, but I was only there a few days.

    Some places it just depends which corner you turn - New York being the primary example of such.

     
  18. Friendliest. Puerto vallarta
    Estorillos
    Jaco
    Havana

    Least friendly. New York
    Dallas

    Edit: add Quebec city to least friendly
     
  19. Friendliest. Puerto vallarta
    Estorillos
    Jaco
    Havana

    Least friendly. New York
    Dallas

     
  20. Friendliest: Seogwipo, Jeju Island, South Korea.

    Least Friendly: Vancouver.
     
  21. Most friendly: Lisbon
    Least friendly: All of England
     
  22. I wouldn't say nice. More like accommodating. If your French is bad they're straight up awful, at least in Paris. Also the city reeks of piss and cigarettes.
     
  23. yeah paris is different then the rest of france though.
     
  24. Sssooo NYC, Vancouver, Antwerp and Krakow are regarded as both friendly and unfriendly. Interesting.
     
  25. London was friendly especially the bobbies for us tourists:

    "hello we're trying to find X Y Z, could you help us please?"
    "ah I could tell you were some tourists! haha! here you go blbalbal"

    Paris is a pain / hate their attitude.
    Toronto is my Barcelone, feel totally invisible / nobody cares.
     

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