*Sigh* Well, I should post an update to my pilgrimage attempt.
I say "attempt" because I did get to Thailand saw the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, but fell and broke my left leg and torn the ligaments in my right ankle at the temple
. I was alone in Bangkok and sent to a local hospital where the doctors put a cast on my leg and sent me away in a taxi to my hotel with a pair of broken, mismatched crutches. My husband arranged my airfare to get home back to the U.S. the next day. How I wished I could have gone onto India, but I was unable to walk. I had to sit by the Thai Air check in for Gaya and watch the pilgrims get on the flight.
It has been a hard few weeks and I am still in casts and crutches until the end of next month. I'm still pretty heart broken. A lesson learned in some major Dukkha