On the way to the people’s square our usual guide Jackie wasn’t able to join us, so volunteers Livia and Yo Yo did their best to entertain us by singing songs to us in mandarin. It was completely charming. Then we arrived at the people’s square which is a large area surrounding government buildings with many large water features and beautifully maintained gardens and flowers. This visit’s pictures tell it’s story better than my words, but one moment of note was when a line of Chinese troupes marched by unexpectedly and Selena Stewart joined their march. We weren’t sure how this would be received, but we enjoyed watching her tag along behind for a while.