Revealed: Sydney named the world’s friendliest city but where do our Irish cities place?
Published 04/09/2015 | 11:18
Dublin might not have had a lick of sunshine all summer but that clearly hasn’t dampened its spirits as Ireland’s capital has ranked second in a respected list of the friendliest cities in the world.
An article, which appeared in travel bible Conde Nast Traveller, revealed that Dublin is the second friendliest city on earth and is “filled with locals and tourists alike, coming together to celebrate life”.
Coming out on top of the prestigious list was Sydney which was deemed to be the city where people treated one another with the most respect and kindness.
If you’re looking for a dose of friendliness though, it might be best to head to New Zealand as both Auckland and Queenstown ranked in the top ten.
Back in Europe, Krakow, Bruges, Edinburgh, and Budapest were all deemed friendly enough to land a spot on the list while Japan’s Kyoto also featured.
Irish people seem to be a friendly bunch in general not only because the capital features highly on the list, but also because Ireland fail to feature on the top ten list of unfriendliest cities.
That unfortunate title was awarded to Caracas, Venezuela which was deemed the unfriendliest city on earth, followed closely by Casablanca in Morocco, Guangzhou in China and Guatemala City.
The top 10 friendliest cities in the world
Queenstown, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
The top 10 unfriendliest cities in the world
1. Caracas, Venezuela
2. Casablanca, Morocco
3. Guangzhou, China
4. Guatemala City, Guatemala
5. Nairobi, Kenya
6. New Delhi, India
7. Cairo, Egypt
8. Moscow, Russia
9. Jakarta, Indonesia
10. Cannes, France