6 of the Friendliest Countries in the World
You’ll Find a Friendly Face in These Destinations
Those iconic landmarks, historic sites, museums, restaurants and even wildlife don’t really matter if the people you encounter along the way aren’t friendly. The locals can easily make or break a trip, as they are the experience themselves.
If you go to the right destinations, not only will you have the chance to truly get to know the culture, you may even return home having made a friend or two. One thing is for sure, it’s not difficult to meet people while traveling when everyone around you is welcoming and genuine!
Why not add some of the friendliest countries in the world to your list of destinations? You’ll be glad you did.
The Emerald Isle is legendary for its lush landscapes that include everything from magnificent coastlines, picture-perfect beaches, brilliant rainbows, soaring mountains, and rolling hills divided by stone fences and dotted with thatched cottages and the occasional castle ruin.
But one if its greatest allures is its fun-loving, welcoming people who are likely to take you in like a long lost friend. You can walk into just about any pub, sit down with a pint, and someone is sure to start up a chat.
The genuine hospitality of the Irish is second to none, and their laughter is truly contagious. It won’t take you long to realize these are some of the nicest people in the world.
Nepal was hit by several devastating earthquakes in 2015, but the Nepalese still managed to maintain their uniquely gregarious nature they’ve always had throughout it all. It’s that attitude that’s resulted in the people being named the nicest in the world in a number of travel surveys.
The Nepalese come from a variety of distinctive ethnic groups and speak a number of different languages, but they all share the same friendly smiles. The nation is also home to the top 14 tallest mountains on the planet, including Mount Everest, one of the most awe-inspiring sights you’ll ever see, along with over 3,000 temples and 1,200 monasteries.
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Even if you’ve never visited, you’ve probably gotten at least of glimpse of New Zealand’s breathtaking scenery through “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy that includes everything from dramatic mountain peaks, volcanic forests, natural hot springs and magnificent fjords, to island gems and golden beaches.
It’s arguably the adventure capital of the world too, with visitors coming from all corners of the globe to try out bungee jumping in the country where it was birthed, as well as sky diving, jet boating, whitewater rafting, ice climbing and Zorbing — a unique activity in which riders roll down a steep hill in a big inflatable globe.
But New Zealand isn’t just about the scenery and heart-pounding thrills. Kiwis, as New Zealanders are often referred to as, are famous for their positive attitude toward life as well as their exuberant, welcoming nature.