Perhaps, I should add this from my 2009 summary letter that I sent to relatives and friends:
After we had received two large, unexpected parcels with electronics for Astrid's [my wife] father (caused by transposed digits – it was not the first time that we encountered this issue...), an unexpected parcel from Holland arrived. When I opened it, Astrid covered her ears, fearing an explosion. Out came a Ricoh R10 camera! Then I recollected that I had applied for participating in the "Ricoh Around the Globe" campaign. I quickly took more than 450 photos – only five of these should be left on the camera’s storage card [now only two will enter the competition]. Unfortunately, the lens was defective. After having exchanged several e-mails, I sent the R10 to repair, too, instead of to Italy.
Perhaps, we should create an R10-around-the globe diary on this site (there is one on paper, but it's a little long...).