I’m lovin’ Beijing. But there’s this one thing. The air quality is so bad it is so bad it is INSanely bad.
They say Fall is a good time to visit. Winter is bone chilling cold, Summer is mind numbing hot, and in Spring you can’t see your hand in front of your face.
The reasons for the bad air are numerous and often attributed to ‘fog’, but no. The guidebook reports sandstorms off the Gobi Desert, then there is the dust from the construction that you can’t believe, and more and more cars, and an inversion layer like LA.
But the air in LA was worse and then it got better so we can only hope.