Old and New

As I posted before, most of our belongings got destroyed while shipping them from Beijing to Germany at the end of last year. It became not really clear how this happened, as there were at least three companies involved in the sea freight. It is not value added by a service, when at the end of the value chain stands an insurance company. But luckily the financial settlement went through reasonably well. So, here we are: value destroyed, and price refunded - a bundle of cash in our hands. First of course, we bought the things we needed. They are actually not many. All our destroyed items have been well selected and carefully maintained. They were never our "stuff" only, but more of a collection of items. You cannot just go shopping and buy them again. Specially, as we both hate shopping anyways. But as books are closed, here and there comes a piece which is special and new, and another one which is a successor. Feibai bought me back my camera bag. Very happy with it. And soon, it will also have seen the world, as we are just now exploring it. The rest of the compensation, we decided to spend on memories and not on "souvenirs".

 My brand new photo bag, as I got in in Hong Kong

My brand new photo bag, as I got in in Hong Kong

 My old photo bag, carrying not just my camera, but also memories of world travel, after it was shipped from Beijing to Germany.

My old photo bag, carrying not just my camera, but also memories of world travel, after it was shipped from Beijing to Germany.