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Thursday, January 12, 2023

World's Friendlest Countries No 43:


Ease of settling in: 58

Feeling at home: 60

Finding friends: 50

The biggest hurdle in connecting with locals in China is, again, the language barrier. Unlike other countries, China doesn't cater to foreign tourists, which means that you definitely shouldn't expect anything to be in English anywhere in the country. 

For this reason, many people hire a tour guide that can offer an "in" with the locals. If you do this, you'll have a much better time and will be able to connect more with people, even if by proxy. Chinese people are genuinely curious about foreigners and, if you go to cities that are not as touristy, people will likely want to know about you as much as you want to know about them.

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