And then everything fell into place. As I mentioned in my last post, our travels to Asia faced a snag. Cancelled flights, changed planes, all kinds of details I won’t bore you with….I wondered aloud at the fruitless attempt to travel around the world to miss a conference.
The thing to always keep in mind is that my intrepid friend and host in Bhutan, Namgay, moved earth to get Halle, Natascha, and I on a plane to Bhutan….the chances of that happening, hundreds to one….and yet we fly our way to Bangkok, ready to take a July 2nd, 6:30AM flight to Paro.
I cannot say enough about being patient and letting the world work its magic….maybe not magic, but at least trusting that what can happen will happen with the right pieces falling into place when it needs to.
I’m also thankful to have friends and colleagues around the world who work for each other’s benefit….I think THAT is the real globalization; a world in which we are in it together….OK sure, maybe I am being sappy right now (after about 2 hours of sleep in 24), and I’m a big believer in the power of people to make a difference in the lives of each other. Maybe that’s the lesson from this silly little experience…one that certainly doesn’t measure up to any real scale of difficulty….AND I do think what we experienced is worthy of acknowledgement. Let’s just chalk it up to Namgay, a remarkable human being on this planet.
Still more to come….
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OMG, the world’s worst travel nightmare! I totally can empathize with this scenario – reminds me of my very first trip to Nepal where I got bumped off my plane to K’du and stranded in Bangkok at high season with the next guaranteed seat 2 weeks away. 2 WEEKS! Was also rescued by intrepid travel agents. Remind me to tell you the story some day. Everything worked out in the end, but it was burnt toast for a while. So glad to hear you are on your way to Bhutan in time. Yay Namgay! Looking forward to your next post. Namaste, Kate