My Minolta XM is stolen during an Interrail train trip from France through Spain to Portugal. I buy a new one used when I come home, but the trip does bring me to France, Spain and Portugal and I do get some shots home.
Around this time I read a lot of books on photography, and go through the whole shelf on the local library. I also read about the zone system, and feel forced to buy a spot meter. Even though it's expensive, I do finally acquire a Minolta Auto Spot 1, which is later stolen from my apartment.