Dublin number five in ‘Friendliest Cities in the World’

Dublin ties with Sydney, Australia as one of the most welcoming cities in the world.

Dublin has ranked number five in Condé Nast Traveler’s top ten ‘Friendliest Cities in the World’ for 2014. The Irish capital shares the position with Sydney, Australia.

The cities on both the friendliest and unfriendliest lists were chosen by the magazine’s readers, who called the Irish capital a “vibrant city” that’s a “bibliophile’s dream.”

Dublin is “green, lush, and very walkable” and “the kind of place you stop in for a drink at a local pub, only to end up chatting with the locals for the next five hours.”

Top 10 friendliest cities in the world:

1. TIE: Auckland, New Zealand; Melbourne, Australia
3. Victoria, British Columbia
4. Charleston, South Carolina
5. TIE: Dublin, Ireland; Sydney, Australia
7. Siem Reap, Cambodia
8. Cape Town, South Africa
9. TIE: Savannah, Georgia; Seville, Spain
11. TIE: Budapest, Hungary; Salzburg, Austria

Top 10 unfriendliest cities in the world:

1. Johannesburg, South Africa
2. Cannes, France
3. Moscow, Russia
4. Paris, France
5. Marseille, France
6. Beijing, China
7. Frankfurt, Germany
8. Milan, Italy
9. Monte Carlo, Monaco
10. Nassau, Bahamas

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