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(CNN)   Florianopolis, Brazil named the world's friendliest city. Magazine readers choose it for quality of life, general ambiance, being physically the farthest point on the Earth from Tehran   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2013-08-08 09:45:33 AM  
Would be funnier if the headline were true. Florianopolis is actually about opposite Okinawa.
2013-08-08 09:53:01 AM  
#1 unfriendliest city - Newark, New Jersey

Yea sounds about right.
2013-08-08 10:03:46 AM  
Tehran? What is the, 1986? Is sunny bob hopes ghost?
2013-08-08 10:36:58 AM  
2013-08-08 10:50:07 AM  
2013-08-08 10:53:41 AM  
I asked my boss about working remotely from there last week, unfortunately I have hardware I have to be able to work with.  I was looking at properties there earlier this week and if I had the same $ down there I'd have a pretty swank estate.
2013-08-08 11:22:33 AM  
I've been to Tehran. Iranians (except for those in charge) are the most welcoming and genuinely friendly people I have ever encountered anywhere.
2013-08-08 11:29:29 AM  
2013-08-08 11:56:02 AM  
Looking around on street-view, it looks like a wealthier, more prosperous city than most of the "first world" can mange.

//The BRICS are kicking our asses here.
2013-08-08 12:05:09 PM  

bikkurikun: I've been to Tehran. Iranians (except for those in charge) are the most welcoming and genuinely friendly people I have ever encountered anywhere.

Axis of Evil World Tour is an interesting read, by someone who visited North Korea, Iraq, and Iran.  He said the Iranians he met were in general super friendly, except for some hostile yokels out in the country he met at a shrine.  His tour guide was a professor who dedicated himself to showing the rest of the world that "we're not a bunch of assholes".

(By contrast, the North Koreans were really cult-like, although he didn't have much opportunity to talk to regular folks freely.  And he never really got outside the U.S. military base in Iraq.)
2013-08-08 12:25:16 PM  
I spent a few days in Florianopolis waaaay back in 1982.  Cool town and miles and miles of empty white sand beaches.  I'm guessing 30 years have changed it a lot.
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