Melbourne Crowned Friendliest City In The World

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Melbourne Crowned Friendliest City In The World

Melbourne and Auckland named the best places to put a smile on your face

AUGUST 19, 2014 It's great to be a tourist down under, as travellers name Australia and New Zealand among the best vacation destinations – their cities of Melbourne and Auckland are the friendliest in the world. These cities in neighbouring countries tied for first place in Conde Nast’s annual reader’s survey of friendliest cities in the world, with visitors enamoured of the friendly and funny locals and wowed by the culture on offer.

Readers praised Auckland for its “clear air, fresh food, and amazing culture,â€_x009d_ and called Melbourne “one of the classiest cities in the worldâ€_x009d_ with the locals “a friendly bunchâ€_x009d_ with a “wonderful sense of humourâ€_x009d_.

Melbourne's abundance of national parks and public art are given special mention by readers, and the magazine itself calls it the "capital of cool" for its cuisine, its happening night-life and its world-class arts scene.

Sydney also placed high (no. 5) as that corner of the world established itself as a premier vacation hotspot.

No British city made the list, and neither were any considered particularly unfriendly, but Dublin tied for number five, with readers calling it a “vibrant cityâ€_x009d_.

On the other side of things, global cities such as Beijing, Moscow and Paris were voted the most unfriendly places to visit, with Johannesburg in South Africa elected the least friendly city in the world.

“It is not safe to travel in Johannesburg independently,â€_x009d_ warned one reader, and safety seemed the consistent complaint levelled against the city otherwise considered “one of the most beautifulâ€_x009d_ in the world.

1. (tied). Melbourne, Australia
1. (tied). Auckland, New Zealand
3. Victoria, Canada
4. Charleston, USA
5. (tied). Dublin, Ireland
5. (tied). Sydney, Australia
7. Siem Reap, Cambodia
8. Cape Town, South Africa
9. (tied). Savannah, USA
9. (tied). Seville, Spain
10. (tied). Budapest, Hungary
10. (tied). Salzburg, Austria


1. Johannesburg, South Africa
2. Cannes, France
3. Moscow, Russia
4. Paris, France
5. Marseille, France
6. Beijing, China
7. Frankfurt, Germany
8. Milan, Italy
9. Monte Carlo, Monaco
10. Nassau, Bahamas

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