Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Chapter Twelve: Murphy's Law

We had a workable plan…

…Until I got an urgent email from Sally, rescinding her offer.

“Do you know about the bandhs [strikes] that have been happening? Basically there are constant bandhs in that part of the Terai right now, and there will be until at least May 27, which is when the Constitution is set to be put into effect officially. We can't take the car out during a bandh (too dangerous), and you wouldn't want to get stuck in one.”

She added, “Boy, you sure lucked into a difficult time to try to travel!”

I’d been so consumed with looking after Alice and making our arrangements, I hadn’t been following the news. Now I got caught up. The west part of the country, which we would have to travel through, was closed.