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Poor air quality

Air pollution and fine particulate pollution caused by car traffic have reached disastrous levels in developing countries, especially in big cities.

  • Don't rent a car; rather take a taxi for hours or for a whole day. In most cases, this costs about the same, but by taking a taxi you reduce the danger of producing an accident and at the same time you help to secure a job. Furthermore, the driver is sure to know his or her way around the place and will surely be delighted to give you a few tips.

  • Use local public transport as often as you can. That way, you will also get to know the country and the people better.

  • Take a scarf or something similar with you to cover your nose and mouth on an "open" drive in rickshaws or scooters.

  • You should give preference to food and drinks from the region. Long transport routes don't only cost a lot of money, but also pollute the environment.
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