I lived in Southern Sudan and East Africa from 2007 – 2009 and I was surprised by something. The people there are overwhelmingly honest.
Certainly there was the occasional official that would ask for money, but generally speaking, people pride themselves on their integrity. This may not seem too astonishing to a general reader, but consider this – a vast majority of the population live in mud huts and have little or no money. Moreover, they are regularly presented with the trappings of the “First World” and seek to buy these.
And they smile easily.
While Southern Sudan is not yet a vacation spot, I was very impressed with the ethical foundations of the society.