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- Cairo, Egypt, is one of the world’s most polluted cities, if not No.1.
- I recently visited and found that, even after just a day in the city, I could feel the effects on my breathing, sleep, and skin.
- The experience reminded me of how lucky I, as an American, am to have the air quality in the country I live. I think most Americans have no conception of what it is like to live in a heavily polluted city like much of the world in Egypt, China, and India.
- The Egyptian government is taking steps to improve air quality, with a plan to reduce air pollution by half by 2023.
I don’t think I understood what it was like to live in a truly polluted city until I went to one.
As an American, I’d never really experienced a place choked with smog. New York, my home, is the 21st most polluted city, according to a recent study by Eco Experts, which combines data on air quality, noise pollution, and light pollution. Los Angeles, which I’ve been to a few times, comes in 10th.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
- I didn’t think the $ 1 billion hotel considered ‘the most luxurious in the world’ could possibly live up to the hype. I was very wrong.
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- I’ve been traveling the world for 6 months and I’m rarely ever jet-lagged. Here’s the best advice I can give you.