People in villages here prepare their gardens and fields for the winter and they burn their garbage. Mostly dead leaves and plants but also an occasional plastic bottle. They do it at the same time all over the country even though it is forbidden by law and the whole place is shrouded in toxic haze. It is so thick it looks like fog. And it tickles your throat. This is so unbelievably stupid. I sent Helga and the kid across the border to Romania for a couple of days so that they don't breath this shit in. They are in the mountains in the middle of a pine forest enjoying thermal mineral springs.