Ellie, a follow up to your question about culture differences, and my response about kindness to strangers…
I am walking out of the city of Isparta this morning. A woman I passed on the street a few minutes ago went to the grocery store, bought some stuff, caught up to me, and tried to give some food to me.
I just ate a delicious breakfast. My clothes are clean. I am freshly showered and shaved. Nothing about me says, “I need help.”
However, she invited me for breakfast, then tried to give me a loaf of bread, and finally left when I accepted a package of marshmallow cookies from her grocery bag.
Strangers might be angels sent from God. You never know. Be safe, and be smart, and use common sense. But treat strangers well, because God might have sent them. You never know.