Beliefs Jana Riess: Flunking Sainthood Opinion

Blog vacation

Traditional Turkish ceramics

This summer, the blog will be on hiatus for a week in June (starting now) and a week in July.

I’m grateful for the time off and for the opportunity to fulfill some long-cherished dreams of traveling. First stop: Turkey!

Here are a few photos of the places I’ll be visiting. Whether I will actually have the guts to climb in one of these hot air balloons in Cappadocia is very much a live question . . . but here’s a pretty picture anyway.

Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia

Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia

We’re also going to Ephesus to see the ruins there — apparently one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the Mediterranean world.  And of course to Istanbul, with its fabulous markets and the Hagia Sophia.

Traditional Turkish ceramics

Traditional Turkish ceramics

The Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya)

The Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya)

 

See y’all at the end of June!

About the author

Jana Riess

Senior columnist Jana Riess is the author of many books, including "The Prayer Wheel" (Random House/Convergent, 2018) and "The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church" (Oxford University Press, 2019). She has a PhD in American religious history from Columbia University.

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  • Enjoy your trip.
    I have always wanted to go to Armenia (next to Turkey), where my father’s ancestors come from.

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