My idea of a fun vacation does not involve wearing a medical mask, and being told to stay indoors during specific times of day. I can’t believe how Beijing is so affected by air pollution, that the city looks like it is covered in fog – except this fog is thick, stinky, and hazardous to your health.

The smog is a result of coal emissions from factories within the city; LED billboards in Tiananmen Square have even begun playing videos of sunrises. While these videos are promotional tools advertising the “beauty” of China, for many locals, that’s about as majestic as Beijing is going to get for now.

Read more at the Daily Mail.