The friendliest and unfriendliest cities around the globe

The friendliest and unfriendliest cities around the globe

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Posted January 1, 1970

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by Erin Powell

Revered travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler recently conducted a reader’s choice survey and compiled a list of the top 10 friendliest and top 10 unfriendliest cities in the world.


Topping the ‘friendly’ list is Florianopolis, Brazil; Hobart, Tasmania; and Thimpu, Bhutan. The top unfriendly cities are Newark, N.J.; Islamabad, Pakistan; and Oakland, Calif. Only one U.S. city made the former list, while five made the latter.

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Erin Powell is a World Footprints contributor and Master’s Candidate at American University where she studies international media and works as a graduate research assistant. She has previously worked for the Department of State, Prince William Business Magazine and George Mason University’s Office of Student Media. Erin regularly volunteers with the Washington Humane Society and loves yoga, hiking and the ukulele.  Follow Erin @erinrenee_.

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