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What is your most favourite place in the world? If its your country, why should people visit?

So I'v visited a few countries and have been around my own country a few times. My most favourite places have been those rich in culture, great people and fabulous hearty food. What is your most favourite place? Tell us about it and why we should visit.

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    Dec 17 2013: Hmmmmm... I really love traveling, and I'm sure I can't pick my favorite place on earth, but maybe two.
    First is France; It is one of the rudest and unfriendliest place on earth. However, at one moment, I realized I loved France, for a reason I couldn't figure out exactly. France has its own style and attraction that many people are fascinated about.
    Secondly, I would choose Norway for a simple reason, environment. The nature around you is just breathtaking and people in Norway are very kind, too.
    One of my number-one goal in life is to visit these two countries again, and this time with my very own beloved family.
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      Dec 19 2013: Hong-Min, I'm sorry you had that experience of France! I feel I have to provide a contrasting view. I've visited France three times. I encountered only three rude/unfriendly people, and many remarkably friendly, polite, helpful ones, particularly in the south (admittedly, one of the unfriendly people was very unfriendly indeed - she pick-pocketed my aunt).

      In several towns and villages, French school children offered a friendly "bonjour!" as they passed us on the street. It was obvious we weren't locals, with our cameras swinging about our necks. I haven't encountered that so much in children of other countries. Shopkeepers and waiters laughed with us and joined in as we tried to communicate in mime and my very basic French. Farmers driving tractors were quick to pull off the road and let our car past - much quicker than in New Zealand, and infinitely quicker than in the UK. The people who owned our holiday cottage invited us into their home to chat over coffee and give us sight-seeing advice. And when I visited with my elderly grandmother, people were wonderful. Several times they allowed us to jump the queues at tourist attractions, and when my grandmother tripped on a curb in Paris and wounded her knees, a pharmacist patched her up with great care and wouldn't accept any payment, even for the antiseptic and dressings.

      I hope when you visit France with your family, your experience of the people is more like mine.
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      Dec 19 2013: I also want to put forward another perspective on France. I have been...five? six? times and have never encountered the rudeness that so many people talk about. I went to Paris on my first trip overseas ever and I was travelling by myself. Trying to find my hostel two people noticed me looking at my map and approached me and offered assistance. Later that day I had a similar experience, but this person actually walked me to my destination. It probably helps that I speak a little French and try to speak French whenever I go there. But actually I hope not. I hope others have had similarly wonderful experiences.

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