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!”