A fun time in the North
A student was leaving the other day to visit a mountain in North Korea. She asked me to hold her book for her. Of course, I asked why. She told me that you could not take any books up. No novels, magazines, comic books, poetry, EFL books, etc. What they did want her to bring was her 100,000 Won (100 bucks) per day. Guess they were afraid that she would pass some knowledge on to the folks in the North. Now, least they can be sure, no Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate course books got into any reactionary hands.
Yes, I held it for her. She came back on Monday and I gave it back.
In case you are curious, I do have problems with visiting North Korea right now. That money goes right to the wrong people. Same goes for Tibet.