Kept its good reputation and even improved its last year’s ranking Budapest on the friendliness list of Conde Nast traveler magazine, which was made on the basis of readers’ votes and travelogues, said.

In 2014, the Hungarian capital was 10th in tie with the Austrian Salzburg. This year, Budapest not only remained on the American magazine’s list, but it was considered friendlier, became 8th. Besides Budapest, Auckland in New Zealand, Dublin in Ireland and Sydney of Australia were the readers’ favorites last year and now. So much that the Australian metropolis became the first in 2015. From our region, another city has been among the most popular ones: the Polish Krakow.

Sydney, Australia

Those who praised Budapest said about it: “it is a beautiful city whose history burst into smile and tears”. It is also in its favor that it is “inhabited by friendly people who want to show everyone everything” and they “have a wonderful sense of humor, despite the fact they had lots of difficult times in history”.

Among those who praised, there was whose greatest experience was bathing; others noticed that there was music everywhere, not just in forms of concerts but also on the streets, in cafes as well. They also wrote hints, practical ones like “live in Pest and explore Buda”, but they praised specific locations too: Szabo Marczipan Museum was recommended for people with children.

Friendliest cities in 2015

  1. Sydney, Australia
  2. Dublin, Ireland
  3. Queenstown, New Zealand
  4. Krakow, Poland
  5. Bruges, Belgium
  6. Edinburgh, Scotland
  7. Kyoto, Japan
  8. Budapest, Hungary
  9. Auckland, New Zealand
  10. Reykjavik, Iceland

However, not only satisfied tourists spoke: there is a list of the most inhospitable cities as well. It is led by Caracas, Venezuela; the visitors criticized it for crime and poor living conditions, adding that it is not the place where is advisable to go for a walk or running in the morning. The “second best” of the dubious list is Casablanca, Morocco; its main sin that it is definitely not the city what the film with the same name suggests, and time served it shamefully. The 3rd is Canton (now Guangzhou), China, which is the third largest city of the country. It was described as crowded, dirty and polluted.

Caracas, Venezuela

Inhospitable cities in 2015

  1. Caracas, Venezuela
  2. Casablanca, Morocco
  3. Canton (Guangzhou)
  4. Guatemala, Guatemala
  5. Nairobi, Kenya
  6. New Delhi, India
  7. Cairo, Egypt
  8. Moscow, Russia
  9. Jakarta, Indonesia
  10. Cannes, France

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