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We stayed one night in Belize City before heading out to the Cayo district near the Guatemala border. We made it to the town of San Ignacio by Monday evening, finding our way in the dark to our next destination. We stayed for the next 5 nights with some Bahá'í friends which we were referred to by several people which we met along the way. During this time Ivan got sick for a day or two with a cold. We were there long enough to meet many of the Bahá'ís from the area.
Late on Friday afternoon we caught a bus from San Ignacio, Belize to go to the town right next to the Guatemala border. To cross the boarder we had to pay 37.50 Belize dollars per person for Departure taxes!!! From there we took a very bumpy overnight bus to Guatemala City. The window at which we were seated was flapping out from the bottom with each bump encountered for the first couple of hours until we figured out how to secure it. Once we arrived at the bus station in the early morning hours we were advised, for safety reasons, to wait for the sun to rise before leaving the bus station. We then caught another 3 buses before arriving into San Salvador, the capital city of El Salvador.
Our friend whose name happens to be Salvador, picked us up from the bus station and took us to his home for several hours before taking us to a Bahá'í celebration for the Day of the Covenant. This festival is observed on November 26th to commemorate Bahá'ulláh's appointment of his son, 'Abdu'l-Bahá as the Centre of His Covenant (more info on bahá'í holidays and commemoratives days on www.bahai.us/bahai-calendar).The evening consisted of prayers, readings from the Holy writings and some traditional Salvadoranian food sampling to finish. After this long day of bus rides (four altogether !), we finally found a bed and enjoyed a sound sleep !
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Monday, November 27, 2006
Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador

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