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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2020 10:04 p.m. PST

"A high murder rate, common kidnappings, and violent riots are probably not things that anyone wishes to see at the top of a travel description. But what if you were to find out that along with the potential risk of danger, these destinations could provide you with exceptional local eats? Could the quest for finding new culinary adventures make you overcome the fear of hazardous situations?

The unfortunate truth is that places with some of the most breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, historic sights, and — yes— exceptional food specialties have become shadowed by political unrest and street violence. But the adventurous traveler, those with incurable desires to go off the beaten path, who brave danger to seek truths, fight for justice, or just thrill-seek — will usually be the first to tell you that their culinary discoveries, be they roadside stands or meals shared by those less fortunate, are often better, or at least more memorable than any five-star experience you could pay for at home. Clearly, the right use of caution is essential, and nobody is suggesting you risk personal safety for food, or take lightly the political, social, military, and economic issues and natural disasters being faced in "danger zones." But should you be curious, or find yourself in one of these places, consider that you just may find yourself stumbling across if not the best, perhaps some of the most underrated great food in the world…."
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Would you tried?… (smile)


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2020 11:02 a.m. PST

Chicago, Baltimore, NY City, Seattle, and San Francisco do have some excellent restaurants, and serve great regional dishes.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2020 11:32 a.m. PST

Big American cities are among the safest places in the world to go out for dinner (or do pretty much anything else -- that's one of the reasons for the long lines of people trying to get into the country), and you can sample the cuisines of the entire world.

That being said, I've never experienced and rarely observed problems in Bangkok, Shanghai, Hong Kong, London, or Paris, and I've eaten very well in all of those cities, too.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2020 11:56 a.m. PST

I have problems in Mexico… Cuba …. North and South Africa…


Lost Wolf23 Jun 2020 6:50 p.m. PST

Truck drivers have expressed some concern about delivering to these large US cities, especially if their police force is diluted or removed. Seems a legitimate concern.

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2020 1:43 a.m. PST

depends are you worried about violence or food poisoning?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2020 12:46 p.m. PST



Legion 424 Jun 2020 3:28 p.m. PST

depends are you worried about violence or food poisoning?

Both !

I was going to say pretty much any place in the Mid East, Africa, Pakistan and A'stan. But I've never been to any of those places so I'm only guessing … evil grin

von Schwartz24 Jun 2020 6:41 p.m. PST

That's one reason why I pack a lunch when I go out for day working in Jacksonville or Tampa.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2020 10:47 p.m. PST

Yep, especially now given threats by some to poison others eating in various restaurants in the USA, and encouraging others to poison fellow citizens too.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2020 11:39 a.m. PST

Where have you heard about threats to poison restaurant customers? I haven't seen anything about it in the news.

There was this item 10 years ago:


I didn't find anything at this website:

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