On Twitter, Ben Les Hoole was one of many who voted for Wellington, New Zealand’s capital. Described as an "urban jewel" in The Rough Guide to New Zealand, it’s one of the few cities travellers make an effort to visit in the country – perhaps that has something to do with its rather friendly residents.
More than just penguins on a beach, Cape Town got our readers' vote as one of the friendliest cities in the world. It’s South Africa’s most visited city, and with Table Mountain as a stunning scenic backdrop, there’s little wonder why.
At number nine it’s Manchester, one of the highlights of the north of England. Once described as "the belly and guts of the nation" by George Orwell, our readers think it’s one of the friendliest cities in the world.
Tokyo was voted as the fifth friendliest city in the world. LukmanAul says on Twitter, "despite being very hectic, Tokyo is the friendliest city and is very safe." After getting lost at 3am, he said an office worker directed him back to his hotel using her smartphone, even though there was a language barrier.
With a the bulk of votes on Facebook, Ireland’s capital Dublin makes second friendliest city in the world. Spend a weekend enjoying the Georgian townhouses, squares and historic churches among some of the friendliest people in the world.