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The Journey to Bodh Gaya, the start

When we reached Phuntsholing at 4:00 p.m. on January 24, 2009, and went to get tickets to go to Bodh Gaya, we found that the bus that was scheduled to be taken at 2:00 p.m. wasn’t taken. Passengers hovered around and enquired the three young people who sat at the makeshift counter. I did not want to wait, so as I took the tickets, I asked the young boy if it would be the same case with us the next day. He said, it shouldn’t be, but asked me to make a call however. So with that, Karma and I left. We were haggled in dust and were so tired.
We were to put up at a friend’s place. He is actually transferred to Thimphu recently but has still kept his things there since he is still looking for a house here. His mother who stays there had gone to Bodh Gaya. But he told us that his uncle who stays in Gelephu was there on tour and he had the keys. We called him but it took a long time to meet him. When Karma finally returned, he came only to say that the key was taken by his driver who had gon…