What are the friendliest countries?

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    Dec 06, 2011 9:29 PM GMT
    According to an HSBC study -

    http://www.bakadesuyo.com/what-are-the-friendliest-countries

    1) Bahrain

    2) Canada

    3) Australia

    4) Thailand

    5) Malaysia

    6) South Africa

    7) Hong Kong

    icon_cool.gif Singapore

    9) Spain

    10) US
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    Dec 06, 2011 10:32 PM GMT
    icon_cool.gif, because it's got a smiley face.
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    Dec 06, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    Somewhat misleading, the poll was referring to new comers.
  • shyguysport

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    Dec 07, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    Hi
    I have throw my 2 cents in on this one. I just returned from 3 weeks in Australia. Roughly, eight of the days were spent in Sydney and rest in places as far reaching as Melbourne in the south and Cains in the north. Outside of Sydney, I found the people to be quite kind, personable and very friedly. It would not be uncommon to engage an Aussie in any type of conversation. You just got a sense that they just like other people. This goes for the hotel workers to a guy in a bar.
    Sydney, was a whole other ballgame. At the gay bars/clubs, the guys were extremely snooty. Everyone dressed alike, hung out in tight small groups and were simply unwilling to engage in any form of conversation. I felt as though someone had transplanted The Abbey and WeHo halfway around the world.
    I did not experience any of this in Melbourne. I am not sure why this is the case. I have some ideas, but that would be the topic for another post.
    In closing, if you goto Australia, get ready to see some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery anywhere on the planent. But, with respect to Sydney, mdo not expect the gay nightlife to be any more friendly than LA or NYC.
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    Dec 07, 2011 4:39 AM GMT
    Where is Latin America??
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    Dec 07, 2011 4:12 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidWhere is Latin America??
    Sud America y Caribbean.
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    Dec 07, 2011 6:29 PM GMT
    Südamerika und die Karibischer Inseln?

    Oder in Spanische: "América Latina/América del sur y el Caribe"
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    Dec 07, 2011 6:32 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidSüdamerika und die Karibbean?

    Oder in Spanische: "América Latina/América sur y el Caribe"
    Si! Era soñoliento.
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    Dec 07, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
    I'd say Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong would be on my list.

    But that would be for the hot bottom guys there more so than the general population's friendliness.
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    Dec 07, 2011 6:39 PM GMT
    Estoy de acuerdo en que los latinoamericanos son súper simpáticos y cordiales (más que los españoles (madrileños) de verdad!).
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    Dec 07, 2011 7:01 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidEstoy de acuerdo en que los latinoamericanos son súper simpáticos y cordiales (más que los españoles (madrileños) de verdad!).
    I agree.
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    Dec 07, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidWhere is Latin America??



    Not to worry, maybe a Latin American city will be on the next one. These kind of lists seem to come out every few months and just like the lists of the best cities to live, the fattest cities, cities with most traffic, cities with best prices on housing, etc., the next time someone puts out a list like this it will look nothing like this list.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidWhere is Latin America??
    The supermarket down the street.
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    Dec 08, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
    Canada is incredibly friendly icon_biggrin.gif
  • Suetonius

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    Dec 08, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    What would a bank know about being a friendly country? Ireland is definitely the friendliest country to strangers. When I first travelled there, I thought there an awful lot of gay guys - all smiling and acting friendly. Turned out they were just friendly.
  • jimi_b

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    Dec 08, 2011 4:17 AM GMT
    Disappointed that jolly old England isn't on there icon_sad.gif I try my best to be nice.
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    Dec 08, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
    South Africa? Isn't it one of the most violent and crime ridden developed countries in the world?
  • orgrind

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    Dec 08, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
    What happened to IRELAND? I've never had a bad experience there!!!
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    Dec 08, 2011 5:47 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidSouth Africa? Isn't it one of the most violent and crime ridden developed countries in the world?


    It is truly a country of opposites.

    We are a very warm and welcoming nation. It's only minority of criminals that spoil it for the rest.
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    Dec 08, 2011 5:50 PM GMT
    jimi_b saidDisappointed that jolly old England isn't on there icon_sad.gif I try my best to be nice.


    Ha the UK as nice ?? You'd get a warmer welcome from an ice cube ! We are just behind the French in generally being 'a cold people'.
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    Dec 08, 2011 5:56 PM GMT
    earthsearch said
    jmusmc85 saidSouth Africa? Isn't it one of the most violent and crime ridden developed countries in the world?


    It is truly a country of opposites.

    We are a very warm and welcoming nation. It's only minority of criminals that spoil it for the rest.


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    Dec 08, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    whateveryo said
    jimi_b saidDisappointed that jolly old England isn't on there icon_sad.gif I try my best to be nice.


    Ha the UK as nice ?? You'd get a warmer welcome from an ice cube ! We are just behind the French in generally being 'a cold people'.


    Certainly not colder than Russians or other Slavic countries, eh?