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1. Posted by Jonlinn (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

My wife and I are visiting Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an in May. We have friends that just returned from a similar trip and told of terrible head aches and breathing difficulties because of air pollution. Has anyone else had these problems

They are senior citizens and so are we.



2. Posted by Rong (Inactive 25 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Beacause winter is coming, there were strong winds, flying dust in Beijing and Xian, but in April, May, Sep., Oct. the weather is so good in China, wonderful season for travel to China.:)

Don't worry about it.

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 10, 2007, at 5:24 PM by Rong ]

3. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Nomatter when, I heard that Beijing's air pollution is the worst.

4. Posted by Bogman (Budding Member 61 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Pollution is really bad, especially in Beijing. I am a smoker yet always get a raspy throat in Beijing. Xi'an should be a bit better, and Shanghai too.

5. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 615 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Jon, we went in August, five years ago, and although I still remember the colour of the sky and the sweet smell of smog, we had no problem, including our son, who has asthma. So I think it's a bit of a lottery and maybe down to how much time you spend there.
I'd spend more time not drinking the local water.