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Old Apr 21st 2011, 7:55 am
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Old Apr 21st 2011, 7:57 am
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oh stop it hurts Im laughing so hard!
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You wouldn't think that coming in at positions 24 and 25 in a list of 25 was anything to shout about...
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Old Apr 21st 2011, 8:01 am
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You wouldn't think that coming in at positions 24 and 25 in a list of 25 was anything to shout about...
.... true, but that's just the 'top' 25 - there are over 200 countries in the world.......
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.... true, but that's just the 'top' 25 - there are over 200 countries in the world.......
There were only some 30 countries that qualified for the survey, so it puts 24th & 25th in the least friendly category. It was hardly an all-encompassing survey.

Like to guess where KSA would be in an honest list of 200?
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what total bollocks:-

Forbes looked at the results in four categories: ability to befriend locals, success in learning the local language, capacity for integrating into the community, and ease of fitting into the new culture.

And these countries rank high (!) on those criteria... The UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

*holds nose at the stench*
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Like to guess where KSA would be in an honest list of 200?
199, just ahead of Argentina!
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And to boot the poll was by HSBC... talk about the inept leading the blind.
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You wouldn't think that coming in at positions 24 and 25 in a list of 25 was anything to shout about...
That was exactly my take on it - not much to proud of being second bottom / bottom of the list. I'm sure it said there were only 25 countries eligible.
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Of the countries I've visited, the friendliest place isn't even on there...Libya (pre-current problems, obviously). How can countries like UAE and Qatar even get in the top 25 when everyone knows that there is a very fine veil (huh) over the contempt held by locals for expats and vice-versa. Generally speaking, of course.
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In some bizarro upside down world or alternative reality.

This speaks volumes about the persons creating such a list, that they are bloody incompetent or bought off hacks!
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Number 5!!! Can't believe the yanks beat us.
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Originally Posted by littlejimmy View Post
Of the countries I've visited, the friendliest place isn't even on there...Libya (pre-current problems, obviously). How can countries like UAE and Qatar even get in the top 25 when everyone knows that there is a very fine veil (huh) over the contempt held by locals for expats and vice-versa. Generally speaking, of course.
Friendliest places that I've been I think would be:

Yemen
Thailand
Bali
Scotland
Ireland
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I second Ireland- they practically adopt you as family over there!
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Friendliest places that I've been I think would be:

Yemen
Thailand
Bali
Scotland
Ireland
How can you say Scotland when you're Scotch yourself? Now if you were English...
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