A curiosity - about the craziness of today's logistics: look at this screenshot
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The package (it should contain a V-CUBE 8) left Greece for Munich. So if there is an UPS cargo flight from Athens to Munich - it is essentially all done, right? NOPE, the import scan in Germany is done at the UPS facility in Cologne! And apparently there is no direct UPS cargo flight from Athens to Cologne. So the package goes to Munich, then it is quickly moved to a plane to Cologne, essentially for import purposes only (which is necessary inside the EU anyway, I guess because some wares are restricted even within the EU, so some official must pretend to read a few gazillion labels in order to get his salary), just to be put on a plane back to Munich the same night. Garching is a village is close to the airport, home to several research institutions and of a big chunk of Munich's Technical University.
This is the third package that I get that goes over the very same route. And the scan times are nearly identical. Amusing. I am sure that Konrad, if he tracked his orders from Verdes, has observed something similar. Usually it takes longer from Garching to my home than from the Athens airport to Garching.