Tian’anmen Square China

Tian’anmen Square China

I was not prepared for the many Chinese tourists at the square. The flowers were beautiful. The smog of the city of Beijing was unexpected. Over 20 million people live in the city. The traffic was congested. I had no bad vibes from being in the spot where the students were killed. Later in the trip I attended a lecture by a professor who stated that many of his students attended the demonstration but that no students were killed and that most of the protesters were homeless or drug addicts. He was an employee of the government and spoke of necessity. My guide said that it was not true, that she knew some of the students killed. One of the things I have learned in my travels that not everything spoken is true and that information must be examined. From Beijing I visited the Great Wall. It is definitely a great wall, extending over 5000 miles and was built over a period of 2000 years. Again the wall was crowded with Chinese tourists and I was stopped several times to have my picture taken with Chinese tourists. I for once was the monkey in the zoo.