China XII

For the past week, Beijing has shown me the most pollution on record. The US Embassy measured 883 micrograms of PM2.5 per cubic metre of air. According to the World Health Organization, more than 25 micrograms per cubic metre of PM2.5—a very small particle that is easily absorbed by your lungs—is considered unsafe. Short-term exposure increases the likelihood you contract bacterial or viral infections, long-term exposure includes tumours.

I’ve been staying inside a lot.

Anyway, classes have been going well, I’m learning a lot more here than in Hangzhou, way more character focus, and getting into more complicated and useful grammar. Already half-way through the Beijing section of the Study Tour, after which I will be travelling to Xi’an, Shaolin Temple, and more.

I have too many photos and I don᾿t know if I can be bothered resizing them all, so I might just pick a few I like to upload.

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