Smog and Pollution – Transportation


Regarding the pollution it hasn’t been nearly as bad as I thought it would be. It is just constantly hazy over here…These folks have no idea what a blue sky looks like – SERIOULSY…a clear day here is when you can actually see something about 1/2 mile away. But in terms of sore throats etc – we are all good.

What also has helped is the government has restrictions on cars..that only even number license plates can be on even days to keep the roads somewhat clear. Cabs, Busses and deliver vehicles are exempt from this. What some clever people have done is buy a cheap second car that the plate is on the opposite day or they hire a cab driver for the day to take them where they want to go.

Last night we went to a cool part of town that had a nice mixture of Chinese and X Pat’s. Their boutique stores are so tiny but have clever clothes for approx $20 USD per item. Some of these things were truly beautiful. The cab ride back from this area about 20 minutes to the hotel was $5.00 USD..and what also works you don’t tip over give someone a tip and they don’t know what to do with it and gives it back.

That is my story for now and I am sticking to it.

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