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World’s friendliest countries

Posted on: February 22, 2009

The country that once welcomed the tired, poor, huddled masses is now asking for a little reciprocation. And Canada, Germany and Australia are heeding the call. They top a list of the countries most welcoming to expats. There, relocators have a relatively easy time befriending locals, joining a local community group and learning the local language.

China, India and United Arab Emirates scored low overall because cultural differences from the West made integration difficult.

This doesn’t surprise Payne.

“Our experience is that people do struggle and find it hard to adapt,” he says. “It’s the psychological difference: so far removed from what Western expats are used to.”

Still, says Fay, don’t eliminate a country simply because of a language barrier.

“Cantonese and Mandarin can be very challenging for Western expatriates,” he says, “though for those who are resilient and do invest, it can be an incredible experience.”  Complete Story

Source: http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-25363634

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