The first time I really travelled abroad I joined a package tour to China and Hongkong together Paul, a Dutch friend of mine. We started the tour in Beijing, the capital city of China, where we visited the Lama temple and Tiananmen square. We knew the square from television, and it was special to see the square was emptied by the military for unknown reason. The presence of Mao Zedong is still around at the square. His mausoleum is located on the square and a big picture of him is shown on the entrance of the Forbidden city.
We stayed in Beijing for almost 4 days, so we had plenty of time to wander around the old Hutong streets and parks and to visit the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven. By bus we went to The Great Wall. Together with many Chinese tourists we climbed a part of the 6000km long Great Wall.