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Caribbean country places on unfriendliest cities in the world list

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Colorful towers and buildings at the harbor in Nassau in the BahamasFrom Caribbean360

NEW YORK, United States, Thursday August 21, 2014 – The Caribbean lit up Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Survey like a damp matchstick, failing to secure a place among the world’s friendliest cities and having the dubious distinction of securing representation among the unfriendliest cities in the world.

Flying the flag for the region in this regard was Nassau in The Bahamas, which thankfully placed 10th on the unfriendliest list, making it friendlier than several surprise unfriendly inclusions such as Paris, Milan, and Monte Carlo.

According to Conde Nast Traveler, its “subjective” survey asked readers to rate cities on a number of factors, including friendliness.

The travel magazine nevertheless pointed out that the results didn’t always reflect the local residents.

In the case of Beijing, China, for example, it was the visitor-unfriendly “dirty streets and hideous traffic” that landed it at number six on the unfriendly list.

Joining Beijing were cities like “rude” Frankfurt (Germany), the French port of Marseille (“Stay away! Threatening”), and “cold and aloof” Paris, also in France.

Bagging the booby prize, Johannesburg (South Africa) was named the most unfriendly city in the world because “safety still remains a serious concern,” with one reader calling it “a city of crime and contrasts.” This, despite being acknowledged as “one of the most beautiful” cities.

South Africa’s coastal city of Cape Town nevertheless copped eighth place on the friendly list, with one reader describing it as “the most amazing place on Earth.”

Topping Conde Nast’s list of friendliest cities, in a dead heat for first place, were Melbourne (Australia) and Auckland (New Zealand).

The survey said this result was no surprise, with readers calling Melbourne “Australia’s capital of cool,” and Aucklanders lauded for their humour and attitude.

Australia also scored with Sydney capturing a place on the friendliest list.

The United States also copped two cities onto the friendly list, with Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina.

World’s friendliest cities according to Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s Readers’ Choice Survey

11. Budapest, Hungary

9 (tie). Seville, Spain

9 (tie). Savannah, Georgia

8. Cape Town, South Africa

7. Siem Reap, Cambodia

5 (tie). Sydney, Australia

5 (tie). Dublin, Ireland

4. Charleston, South Carolina

3. Victoria, BC, Canada

1 (tie). Melbourne, Australia

1 (tie). Auckland, New Zealand

World’s unfriendliest cities

10. Nassau, Bahamas

9. Monte Carlo, Monaco

8. Milan, Italy

7. Frankfurt, Germany

6. Beijing, China

5. Marseille, France

4. Paris, France

3. Moscow, Russia

2. Cannes, France

1. Johannesburg, South Africa

IMAGE: COLORFUL TOWERS AND BUILDINGS AT THE HARBOR IN NASSAU IN THE BAHAMAS.

For more on this story go to: http://www.caribbean360.com/travel/caribbean-country-places-on-unfriendliest-cities-in-the-world-list?utm_source=Caribbean360%20Newsletters&utm_campaign=c0b3f05ccb-Vol_9_Issue_167_News8_21_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_350247989a-c0b3f05ccb-39393477

 

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