For years, we’ve asked our readers to rate a city’s “friendliness” in the Readers’ Choice Awards, focusing on where you felt welcome when you traveled. Did an outgoing local go out of their way to give you directions? Was the city easy to navigate? Did you simply get good vibes from the people around you? For our 36th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, we called on all of you to rank the friendliest cities in the world—from Mexico to Southeast Asia. Here are the 12 global cities you loved the most this year.
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