Friday, June 13, 2008

No Fresh Air

The pollution today is so bad in Beijing that you can't see across the street. Everytime you inhale you suck in dust and dirt particles and you can feel each and every one. It gets trapped in your chest and you gag and cough and cough and cough and cough some more.

Such has been the past few days. And today really is a day in which one can not see across the street. The pollution resembles really dense fog, but you can tell when you inhale that this is not fog.

The government has a plan, though, to clean up the air quality before the games. One month before the games begin no personal cars will be allowed on the street, only public trasportation. Also, all construction projects will have to cease and factories will have to close. They are hoping that this will clean up the air quality. I am hoping the same thing, 'cause it's really bad.

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