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World's friendliest and unfriendliest cities revealed

Readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine have named a seaside, partygoers' destination on an island in the south of Brazil the friendliest in the world.

travel Updated: Aug 02, 2013 14:44 IST

Readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine have named a seaside, partygoers' destination on an island in the south of Brazil the friendliest in the world.



Florianopolis beat out other cities like Thimphu, Bhutan; Charleston, South Carolina; and Kilkenny, Ireland to become the highest rated destination when it comes to welcoming visitors with open arms.

A common thread among the top 10 friendliest cities is that most are small to mid-sized destinations from less affluent, modest countries such as Bhutan, Burma, Ireland and Indonesia.

Predictably, nowhere is there a New York, London or Tokyo in sight.

And interestingly, while the top 10 friendliest list includes a lone US representative (Charleston, South Carolina), half of the cities listed as the top unfriendliest destinations are American.

Here are the top 10 friendliest -- and unfriendliest -- cities in the world, according to readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

Friendliest

1. Florianopolis, Brazil
2. Thimphu, Bhutan
3. Queenstown, New Zealand
4. Charleston, South Carolina
5. Paro, Bhutan
6. Margaret River, Australia
7. Mandalay, Burma
8. Kilkenny, Ireland
9. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
10. Chiang Mai, Thailand

Unfriendliest

1. Newark, New Jersey
2. Islamabad, Pakistan
3. Oakland, California
4. Luanda, Angola
5. Kuwait City, Kuwait
6. Lome, Togo
7. New Haven, Connecticut
8. Detroit, Michigan
9. Atlantic City, New Jersey
10. Tangier, Morocco