Mount Athos, Greece

A reader is on pilgrimage at Mount Athos, the world center of Orthodox Christian monasticism:

Greetings from the Holy Mountain! You’ve got to make this journey at least once. It is really hard praying all night, but good hard–quite magical in fact.

Ouzo, Greek (a.k.a “Turkish”) coffee and jam greets pilgrims at Koutloumousiou Monastery.