This month, we asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter to vote for the friendliest city they've visited. Here are the top 15 they chose.
First up is Atlanta Dropdown content, Georgia, with a population of more than 440,000 apparently lovely people.
On Twitter, Ben Les Hoole was one of many who voted for Wellington Dropdown content, New Zealand Dropdown content’s capital. Described as an "urban jewel" in The Rough Guide to New Zealand Dropdown content, 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.
A quiet but beautiful capital city, situated on a wide bend in the Mekong River, Vientiane Dropdown content got votes on Facebook from readers including Tamara Bollen and Adam Mason.
More than just penguins on a beach, Cape Town Dropdown content got our readers' vote as one of the friendliest cities in the world. It’s South Africa Dropdown content’s most visited city, and with Table Mountain as a stunning scenic backdrop, there’s little wonder why.
Budapest Dropdown content, Hungary Dropdown content's rather grand capital, sits on the banks of the Danube and has a number of thermal springs supplying baths across the city – perfect for a friendly, relaxing weekend away.
An unsurprising entry at number ten after being voted most liveable city in the world four times in a row: Melbourne Dropdown content, Australia Dropdown content was voted for by many as the friendliest city in the world.
At number nine it’s Manchester Dropdown content, one of the highlights of the north of England Dropdown content. 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.
This fast-growing city Dropdown content is the hub of the United Arab Emirates and got a vote from one of our Facebook followers because "everyone is polite and friendly".
A compact and easy to navigate city, Copenhagen Dropdown content makes number seven in the world’s friendliest cities vote thanks to a thumbs up from readers including Rob on Twitter, and Natalia Rangel on Facebook.
Canada Dropdown content makes an appearance at number six with the coastal city of Vancouver Dropdown content, in British Columbia. Twitter follower Sascha Neth said: "We hosted the friendliest winter Olympics!"
Tokyo Dropdown content 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.
In third place is Montréal Dropdown content, Canada’s second largest city. On Twitter, Paul Chibeba said: "my #friendlycity pick is #Montréal: colourful, engaging and welcoming in French and English!".
With a the bulk of votes on Facebook, Ireland Dropdown content’s capital Dublin Dropdown content 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.