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Saturday, January 14, 2023

World's Friendlist Countries: No 41 Malta


Ease of settling in: 36

Feeling at home: 22

Finding friends: 27


The small island nation of Malta sits smack in the middle of the Mediterranean, yet it's still somehow neglected by most visitors. 

Their loss is your gain, as this absurdly beautiful country is the product of thousands of years of cultural exchange. Due to its location, it was a meeting point between Europe, the Middle East and Africa. And while this did cause some political instability in the past, the country is now able to make the most of its crossroads nature by shining in hospitality and cultural tolerance.

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How The British Took Over India" - TREVOR NOAH

What do you call a fish with a bow tie?


Friday, January 13, 2023

World's Friendliest Countries: No 42 Peru


Ease of settling in: 38

Feeling at home: 47

Finding friends: 32

As the heart of the Incan Empire, Peru has a rich history. It also has one of the world's most famous cuisines, which is distinctly spicy in a continent where spices are few and rare.

As the 19th largest country in the world, there is an infinite amount of places to visit, with Cusco, the Amazon and the seaside capital of Lima being the most popular ones. 

Peruvians are happy people with friendly dispositions, which translates to how they receive foreigners who come visit their beautiful country. You'll find that people willingly offer to help if you ever look lost or confused and that people will be respectful and kind in the way they talk to you.

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I tripped over a box of Kleenex this morning and thought I had broken my ankle.

Thankfully, it was just soft tissue damage.


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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I programmed a pirate game, but users said the main character doesn’t look enough like a pirate.

There will be a patch soon.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

World's Friendliest Countries No 44: Italy


Ease of settling in: 47

Feeling at home: 46

Finding friends: 46


Italians are notorious for their bountiful joy, which often translates into pleasant loudness, a love for music and, yes, overt friendliness that charms the pants out of everyone who visits. 

It's not too hard to be friendly when you have one of the most breathtaking countries in the world, art that is truthfully unmatched and food that tastes like heaven. There are so few bad things that one can say about Italy, it's really is no surprise that Italians are happy to welcome people to their country and boast about how great they have it.

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It’s okay if you have no idea what “prefix” means.

It’s not the end of the word.

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Worlds Friendliest Countries; No 45: Belgium


Ease of settling in: 39

Feeling at home: 41

Finding friends: 51


Who wouldn't be friendly when beer, chocolate, waffles and fries abound? To the chagrin of the Dutch, Belgium beats them by a hair in the friendliness score. 

Coming in at 45, Belgians are used to cultural differences, with three official languages (French, Dutch and German) and over half of the population speaking Flemish. This helps locals be more open to others and be happy to share all the gems of their country with you.

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Because of all the influenzas.