5 Friendliest Nations On Planet Earth
30-Oct-2009 (6 comments)

Iran's most precious jewel is its people. Lonely Planet calls them warm and fascinating people, and Will Hide, a London-based travel journalist writing for the Times, has concluded after returning from his trip to Iran that this country has the friendliest people in the world.

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by yolanda on

I have been Toronto twice, the weather was freezing cold, but Canadians are way more friendlier & way more down-to-earth, and way less arrogant. They are peace-loving people also! I am not surprised Cananda is on the list! 


  The Thai and Filipinos

by bambi on


The Thai and Filipinos belong on that list too. 


ex programmer craig


by ex programmer craig on

So many people in the comments section of that article are nominating their own country lol.

Well, anyway... the only countries on the list I've been to are Australia and Canada! I totally agree with them about Australia, but I'm not so sure I agree about Canada. Canada seems pretty much like the US, to me.

Gratz Iranians on making the list :)


Organic NUTritionist


by Organic NUTritionist on

Should definitely be on this list.


Nicest foe what price??

by pedro on

I am Iranian, I would like to say there are good and bad people everywhere. As it appears majority  in this thread, majority are saying Iranians are the friendliest, and that saddens me because although being so friendly and having your doors open to any one that need help caused this friendly nation its freedom and democracy. See who came in when Iranians opened the doors!! The Islamic dictators. and to answer the Iranian hospitality they began torture, rape, imprison and kill the kind and friendly Iranians in illegal and hidden prisons. Friendly is good but for what price?




by yolanda on

Thank you for this short, but beautiful article! The accompanying photo is very beautiful also. Thanks!

Iran is one of the friendliest nations, but IC looks like a battleground "sometimes". O:)  That is OK, we just need to get used to the culture shock! O:)

More articles like this please, your article is a counterpoint to IC!