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Re: Where's the friendliest place you've visited? by Stephie on 29 April 2003 3:56am
 
I'd have to say Egypt! I was there back in 1990 and I loved it AND the people. I hope one day went all settles down to go back and see it all over again......inshallah! :-)
 
Re: Where's the friendliest place you've visited? by t_t on 29 April 2003 1:37pm
 
WELLL.....
READING ALL OF YOU IN THIS THREAD,WE CAN EASILY CONCLUDE THAT THE WORLD IS A REALLY FRIENDLY PLACE TO BE (NOMATTER WHAT SOME - VERY FEW - LIKE TO BELIEVE...)
CHEERS EVERYONE!
Tammy
 
Re: Where's the friendliest place you've visited? by Netfeather on 29 April 2003 8:28pm
 
I'm glad TrixiB liked my home town of Chicago. I may have been one of those people who helped her on the street. I love my city and want everyone to enjoy it.

As for my own travels...I 've had many friendly experiences in Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Lima among other places, but I will always remember the little roadside cafe we stopped in on the way from Pamukkale to Izmir in Turkey. We couldn't read the menu so they took us into the kitchen to see and taste what they were cooking. I couldn't imagine anyone doing that here.
 
Re: Where's the friendliest place you've visited? by SweetEd on 30 April 2003 5:24pm
 
For me the friendliest people I met was in West-Sumatra (Indonesia)
Warm and helpful people and not like in many other places just interested in my money.

Eddy (Belgium)
 
Re: Where's the friendliest place you've visited? by Peru on 30 April 2003 10:41pm
 
I found Cambodia and in particular Silhanoukville on the shores of the Gulf of Thailand to be the friendliest place I've been to.

They bend over backwords to make you feel welcome and I was stopped many times by locals wanting to practise their English.



 
Re: Where's the friendliest place you've visited? by Rusted on 1 May 2003 7:33am
 
I hope I haven't answered this already...

Being that I've unfortunately only had the chance to be out of the country once (to the Bahamas), I'm limited to places I've visited in the USA.

Still, of all the places I've been to in the country, Memphis was the warmest, most friendly place I've ever experienced - at least the parts of the city I visited. I not only got to experience some amazing rock'n'roll history, I was able to hear great live blues music and chatter on with the bubbliest, funniest folks.

It was a pure joy, I really didn't want to leave the city when it was time to drive back to Wisconsin!

~Mary
 
Re: Where's the friendliest place you've visited? by stephlynne on 6 May 2003 8:33pm
 
I hear ya, Mary. I love Memphis. Sun Studios, Beale Street, etc. I've been there twice and I hope to go again soon. A good time to go is Memorial Day weekend when they have the W.C. Handy Blues Awards. We attended the awards show two years ago and tey had a concert afterwards where a lot of the musicians jammed until 4 a.m.

As for the friendliest places I've been, New Zealand for certain. Everyone was so friendly and open. On our last night my husband telephoned Air New Zealand to confirm our flight home, and ended up on the phone for about 5 minutes telling the woman all about our trip. She kept asking more questions, purely out of interest. If we went into a store and they didn't have exactly what we were looking for, they would refer us to a competitor down the street with a smile. Not like here in the U.S. where most of the time they would try to convince you that what they had is really what you want. And of course our dinner with Ellen and her family...it was amazing how many things we had in common. That first night remains a highlight of our trip. :^)

In my experience, Peru is also very high up there in terms of friendliness.

Stephanie
 
Re: Where's the friendliest place you've visited? by Helen on 16 May 2003 5:30pm
 
Have not been many places, certainly not as many as some of you--- but I must say Provincetown, Massachusetts is fantastic. My husband, Steve, and I go there every year for our anniversary...
Wild, crazy, eccentric, artsy and very welcoming. We go there off season, maybe it's a different story in the summer. Cape Cod and all....But the "year rounders" are wonderful-- especially the gorgeous drag queens who patrol Commercial Street!
:)
Helen
 
Re: Where's the friendliest place you've visited? by Llieno on 17 May 2003 12:33am
 
Hmm...well, it's not really a city or region, but Taizé in France is a wonderous place. It's a bit like a monastery, but not quite, and everyone is really nice to each other. I'd recommend everyone to go there at least once in their lives, it shows us just how nice humans can be, how close to God we can be and how depite where we live, we aren't that different after all.
 
Re: Where's the friendliest place you've visited? by Louise on 17 May 2003 1:55am
 
In reply to ilse - very late, sorry - yes, it`s correct that all drivers of black cabs in London must memorise the streets of the city and the landmarks. It`s called "The Knowledge" and the cab drivers have to pass a pretty difficult exam to get their taxi licence.

Lou from London
 
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