AFRICANGLOBE – For the third year running, we’ve asked our readers to rate a city’s “friendliness” in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey , especially with respect to where you felt welcome, or not. Read on to see which cities gave guests something of the cold shoulder.
UNFRIENDLIEST CITIES: 10. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Ranked ninth in 2014, Baltimore is “up against monumental odds.” “The once-showplace Inner Harbor shopping area is in desperate need of a renewal” and the “downtown is showing new signs of deterioration.” “It’s a city you need to know well in order to enjoy it,” said one reader optimistically. “Go with someone who has been or really do your research.” “My favorite thing was the American Visionary Art Museum. I found it emotionally inspiring,” wrote another reader. Another recommended “watching an Orioles baseball game and sailing at sunset on Chesapeake Bay.”