The Day the Sky was Orange

Trip Start Oct 05, 2009
Trip End Mar 28, 2010

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Flag of China  , Beijing,
Sunday, March 21, 2010

The past Saturday, we had the first severe sandstorm.  I knew that a day like this was imminent and luckily, it happened mostly while I was still asleep.

I woke up at 10am in the morning, and noticed that the light into my room as eerily orange.  Upon looking outside, the windows showed me a world that I had never seen.  The entering light that used to be filtered by grayish smog was now tainted with heavy orange.  It seemed like I were still dreaming... or as if, for a moment I were on a Martian planet.  I wish that I had the energy to take a photo but instead, I went straight back to bed.

Strangely enough, the sky became clearer as the day progressed.  The intense wind (which no longer carried the sand and dust) even revealed hints of a blue sky towards the evening and it was then when I felt it was ok to be outside. ;-)
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