Sydney named world’s second friendliest city17 August 2016 by News Desk
Sydney was ranked top the previous year but still managed to win the approval of 128,000 travellers polled in a survey.
Sydney was deemed a hard city to beat with good-natured Aussies impressing visitors to the city.
“Every time we stopped to stare at our map to get our bearings an Aussie would stop and offer to help us,” one reader commented.
Another said: “Such friendly people, so much so that after we met an Australian woman on our flight there, she offered to pick us up at our hotel and spent a whole day showing us her favourite parts of the city.”
Another offered the ultimate compliment: “I would live there if possible.”
Sydney is world’s second friendliest city
Sydney ranked ahead of Queenstown, New Zealand, that came in at number four on the list, a place highly valued for its natural beauty and ability to make visitors feel at home.
The annual survey asks travellers to rank a city’s friendliness in terms of where they felt most welcome, if a city was easy to navigate, or if an outgoing local showed you the way.
Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 10 friendliest cities:
1. Charleston, South Carolina
2. Sydney, Australia
3. Dublin, Ireland
4. Queenstown, New Zealand
5. Park City, Utah
6. Galway, Ireland
7. Savannah, Georgia
8. Krakow, Poland
9. Bruges, Belgium
10. Nashville, Tennessee
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