- I did not call Turkey a 3rd world country
You see those quote marks? So strange that I quoted someone and Agnes also mentioned that phrase. Almost as if someone else on your thread called it a third world country, and neither of us were responding to you? Maybe it is your perception of reality that is amiss? Just like your perception of being "attacked" by the rest of my comment is amiss?
I have nothing to say to this. This is just one long personal attack that I don't have time for. Suffice it to say I analyze my risks based on a variety of sources, and the totality of my experiences. My last food poisoning? First world, "safe" Poland, 2011. Despite having visited Mexico, Ecudaor, Guatemala, Bulgaria, Albania, Turkey (3 more times), Jordan, Oman, Morocco, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia Vietnam and probably a bunch of other places I'm forgetting with supposedly shaky food safety.
- I asked you for opinion on questioning the waiter, thanks for your response. But I found the way you responded to me to equally as rude.
Nothing rude was implied. I'm just a direct person because I don't have time for pussy footing around with sensitive people. You seem to be taking offense at everything and everyone in this thread who dares say anything mildly critical so, let me ask you something. If you were a waiter and someone asked you something that blatantly implied your country was a backwater, I wonder how you would react. Unlike you, I've been to Turkey many times. I've often compared Turkish people to the Americans of the Near East ... they are proud. And you asking a waiter in a restaurant whether they wash vegetables at all - tap or bottled or whatever - will go down exactly as it would in America or Western Europe. Not well. So take all the offense you want at reality.
It is a valid question because eating raw food washed in tap water is
a source of traveler's diarrhea.
If you say so. Again, multiple times to Turkey, no precautions, never been sick. And I am not known for an iron stomach. Guess I am just lucky.
- I am absolutely not worried about traveling to Turkey, how dare you imply that I am. I am worried about getting traveler's diarrhea, which
is a true risk.
Relevance? I thought that was the topic of my response. My reply was essentially, if you are so scared about getting sick, and think that a place has such unhealthy food then why are you going there.
- If you really want to know my motivation for going to Turkey, I would be happy to share that with you. Again, I agree that my question
can be criticized, but my question can not validly compared to "Is it
safe to travel to .... because my aunt told me someone was a victim of
Again, sounds like you are reading something into my post that's not there.