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    The Most Likeable People in the World

    Her kommer en revideret, opdateret Top 10 over Verdens Bedste Folk…

    Nyt på listen er, at Sydafrika er røget ud i mørket. Belgien har set lyset. Og et par af nabolandene har byttet plads. Ellers intet nyt under solen. Verden er stadig fyldt med skønne mennesker.

    Min Top 10 Verdens Rejsefolk

    01 – Holland
    02 – Canada
    03 – Sverige
    04 – Australien
    05 – Norge
    06 – Tyskland
    07 – Frankrig
    08 – USA
    09 – Belgien
    10 – Schweiz

    Men den er (stadig) lidt tricky. Man møder en masse andre rejsende på vejen. Nogle kan man li’, andre ikke.

    Når det så er sagt, så ser jeg en form for mønster i de nationaliteter, som jeg normalt kommer godt ud af det med, trives med, har sjov med, føler jeg forstår og føler mig forstået af etc. Jeg ved det er vældig eurocentrisk (lidt som når Estland giver stemmer til deres nabolande i melodi grand prix), men det er sådan jeg har det. Når alt kommer til alt, så er det jo mennesker jeg holder af, uanset nationalitet…

    On this day..

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    9 Responses to “The Most Likeable People in the World”

    1. Mlle Sara Says:

      Best of luck on the next leg of your journey!

      May life bring you moving moments, interesting encounters and exciting adventures.

      If it helps, I completly undestand why you wanted to go by boat. It just makes sense. Comfort is not necessarily the logical choice.

      I’m still waiting for Canada to be in first place, but I’m quite alright with the Netherlands. They are just sooo nice! I had the best time with them! 😀 If I were an utterly critical person, one of those ppl who make your life miserable, I would say your top 10 is entirely western! 75% of western countries that aren’t part of EUrope make the top 10 ( Can, Aus, USA – N-Z missing in action 🙁 )What about those welcoming Turks? Do they make the top 11? Do they… ? Or is this only for travellers?

      My next leg of the journey will start in Amman on the 9th. I,ll witness the end of Ramadan!!! Yeah!

      Well, enjoy it all dear!
      SAra xx

    2. Fjumse Says:

      Dear Sara…

      You’re absolutely right, and the logical choice isn’t always the easiest way.

      Canadians in the first place…Not so sure about that, though. Those Dutchies are still a wee bit more than a foot ahead on my otherwise non-meassurable inner scale. I know it’s totally euro/anglocentric. Can’t help it.

      The Turks are probably the most hospitable and warm people around. Agree. But yeah, the list mainly counts the travelling lot. Maybe I should try and make another Top whatever that lists the most hospitable people, in my book, that is…

      You’ll love The Middle East, I’m sure, Sara. Keep in touch!

      Till next time!

      Nicolai

      BTW – how does your Top 10 look like nowadays? 🙂

    3. Ida Says:

      Can´t believe the South Africans were chucked off the list – to think that the Germans have improved – that´s news!

    4. Marloes Says:

      I love this list.

    5. Fjumse Says:

      Hi Marloes…

      I know you do! All of you Dutch people are so unfair to those other countries – just deepening the gap down to the other countries with all your great humour, positive & free spirits and easy-going minds…So unfair ‘cos it sucks out the competitive aspect of it all…Bastards!

      Nicolai

    6. Pieter Says:

      Hi there Nicolai, we met in Labuan Lomboks famous restaurant eating spicy soup remember? i surely don’t believe that was coincidence! Back in Brussels now, enjoying your great site, you do got sharp intuition for pics and rather spicy tongue… I’m gonna follow you for the rest of the year and beyond! and i have to say i appreciate ‘we’ Belgians are now in your top 10 though just on nr 9, is that because of our meeting or did you meet a little less nice Belgians in Australia? 😉
      especially liked your travel philosophy following your natural intuition & just short term planning, guess we’d be good companions…
      The world indeed is a very beautifull place, glad you agree 🙂
      take care in kangeroo country enjoy for us too:: ciao Pieter

    7. Fjumse Says:

      Hi Pieter…

      Great to hear from you. Sure I remember you! Glad to hear you enjoy the site and photos.

      Reg. the list, now with Belgians…This are changing, though slowly sometimes, all the time, so does my list. And you guys are going the right way, I guess. Maybe some day, the Belgians might even be able to tip your Dutch neighbours off the hot spot. Anyway, it was good meeting you on Lombok – hope you all had a great boat trip to Flores and enjoyed the rest of your journey.

      See you down the road…

      Nicolai

    8. dirk Says:

      hahaha,

      this is a funny topic, good to see the dutchies are doing well,
      but your the most wicked person if ever met from denmark, respect for all the trvellers, but your doing a real trip! i think we maybe must make a list of what kind of crazy and adventures stuff “backpackers” are doing around the world. it”s impresive to see what people all are doing except living a “normal” live.

    9. Fjumse Says:

      Spot on, Dirk.

      Thanks, mate!

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