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Saturday, February 18, 2023

World's Friendliest Countries No 15


Ease of settling in: 37

Feeling at home: 44

Finding friends: 28

Like Peru and Ecuador, Brazil is also famous for its warm welcome. Visitors arrive for the iconic Carnival and stay to see Brazil’s gorgeous beaches and mountains. The warm, exuberant lifestyle is a big part of the country’s appeal, and a warm welcome is given to visitors.

Expats report that language and safety are issues for the country, however, and tourists should be aware of those concerns. In fact, it ranks dead last for Safety & Security. “Corruption in the government is common and, consequentially, the country is struggling,” one expat living there warns, while another notes that you “can’t do anything without learning Portuguese.”

But 83 percent of survey respondents agree that Brazilians are very friendly towards foreigners, which should make up for some of the language barriers.

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Star wars.

Friday, February 17, 2023

World's Friendliest Countries No 16


 Ease of settling in: 18

Feeling at home: 12

Finding friends: 34

 No surprise here: The United States’ famously courteous northern neighbor is particularly welcoming to outsiders. As one French expat noted in the survey, Canadians are “open-minded, tolerant and benevolent."

There are hundreds of worthwhile destinations to explore in this large country, from Vancouver’s mix of urban and nature in the West to Prince Edward Island’s beaches and charming lighthouses in the East. A pinch of British and French cultures throughout only adds to the charm. Canada’s populace is so friendly and polite that it’s become a long-standing joke — but isn’t it nice to know that a civil welcome awaits you?

It's main setback? It has a below-average ranking for cost of living.


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Thursday, February 16, 2023

World's Friendliest Countries No 17


Ease of settling in:  16

Feeling at home: 23

Finding friends: 17

Argentina attracts visitors with an amazing array of geography and wildlife as well as ample cultural offerings. In fact, there are 30 National Parks of Argentina, including many World Heritage Sites. And visitors should expect to dance the night away, exploring the vibrant dance scene.

Argentina does not rank well for safety and security, with 39 percent of expats rating their personal safety negatively. A lot of that is due to the country's political instability because the locals are as friendly as can be. In fact, 79 percent of expats find Argentineans to have a friendly attitude towards foreign residents. 

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A lid.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

World's Friendliest Countries: No 18


Ease of settling in: 26

Feeling at home: 42

Finding friends: 13

Few travelers need to be told what to see in Israel, where three major world religions — Christianity, Judaism and Islam — claim holy sites. It might be surprising that a country well known for strife ranks in the top 25 most friendly countries, but expats find Israel warm and welcoming despite its many problems.

It does rank lower in safety and security, but much higher for leisure options, reflecting the diversity of geography and attractions in the country. Expats also say it’s difficult to get used to the local culture in Israel, but travelers enjoy the passionate and vibrant culture in smaller doses.


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Lemon Aid.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

World's Friendliest Countries No 19


This South Asian nation, Malaysia, is an island nation. Borneo is a prime tourism destination in Malaysia, where a unique mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian, and European influences blend together. Malaysia offers beaches and rainforests, popular with travelers as well.

For expats, Malaysia ranks high on the overall list for best destinations. One expat cited the “easy-going temperaments and friendliness of the local people, the weather and the good travel options” as reasons the country is well-liked by foreigners.  

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Sunday, February 12, 2023

World's Friendliest Countries No 20


Ease of settling in: 20

Feeling at home: 29

Finding friends: 42


The UAE is best known as the site of that modern marvel of a city, Dubai, site of the famous Burj Khalifa tower, and shopping galore. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, in Abu Dhabi, the country’s capital city, is also worth a visit: 40,000 worshippers at a time can gather under crystal chandeliers, an astounding site to behold.

The UAE ranks very high in personal safety, a boon for visitors, and 86 percent of the respondents said it’s easy to get along in the UAE without speaking Arabic, the country’s official language: “Conversation in English is possible everywhere,” noted one.

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