Traveling is usually fun and always an adventure. Experiencing a different country’s culture can be fascinating, refreshing, challenging, and frustrating all at the same time. Did you ever stop to think that the locals might be thinking the same about you as a tourist? It’s not rare to encounter friendly people when traveling, especially if you’re patient and open-minded. However, there are some countries which are notorious for giving off a more unfriendly vibe than others. Some places are just less pleasant to visit. It’s usually directly related to the lack of locals’ accommodating manner. These cities have culture and attractions, nevertheless. Here are the 11 cities which have been found to be the most unfriendly to tourists.
1) Moscow, Russia
This former-Soviet city has a lot going for it in terms of culture and attractions. However, Moscow residents are not known for being particularly friendly to those out of towners trying to navigate their city. If you’re lost and looking for someone to help you out for directions, you may not get too far. The best bet is to hire a private guide if you’re looking for an easy and stress-free way to tour Moscow. Standoffish attitude aside, Moscow is an amazingly rich cultural and historical place to visit. The 15th century cathedrals display fantastically strange architecture (St. Basil’s), the art scene is one of the best in the world, and the nightlife is as posh as it gets. Don’t miss Red Square, the heart and soul of the city, and The Kremlin, the Russian President’s residence, and power symbol for over 500 years.