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Connect sentences with adverb on Mandarin

In Mandarin, not only you can connect sentences with a conjunction, you can also connect it with an adverb. For example:

我先去买书,然后去看电影。
我们先参观了故宫,然后又去了颐和园。

In this case, and 然后 are adverbs, but you can connect the two sentences with these adverbs.

Other examples:

我听了他的解释,就明白了。
今天你很忙,那我就下个星期来吧。

In this case, is an adverb but connect the two sentences.

So the moral of the story is that you can use an adverb to connect two sentences in Mandarin.