Sunday, August 17, 2008
bye bye camera
Day 22 - coudln't leave town today as we still searching for our bag. Thought might be left behind at the last bar, but no luck. So, now we could officially confirmed that the bag was stolen. Checked out the Vang Vieng market hoping we would find the camera there. My heart would be so broken if I saw it there. It wasn't! I really don't know whether I was feeling relief or disappointed. Surely now I am disappointed. Found it in a shit hole is way better than no seeing it again...
Semi good news is my travel insurance would cover the lost n Ben got a nikkon DSLR we could use for the journey. The first time since a long time I had that bitter feeling inside me created by losing things. I seldome "lost" lost things, even so, I wouldn't let it bother me too much or thinking it too long. This time was different.
I have been enjoying Laos from day 1. I love this country n I love the people here. How ironic it was i m working a book on this country n my camera, money, my favorite shorts, my havianas were stolen here. I was very frastrated n grumpy at the time. So wanted to go home. Yet now, what's gone is gone.
A lot of people (including locals n the travellers) offering help, offering their pictures (haven't said that all their contacts were in the bag too....) Even thou we still can't retrieve anything. Life goes on. The book has a more interesting story to tell.
Bye bye havianas... Bye Bye camera... Bye Bye Vang Vieng