My summer travels to Turkey

This summer I had the opportunity to spend two and a half weeks in Turkey with my family. We traveled through the busy streets of Istanbul, went to ancient ruins at Ephesus, and sailed in the Mediterranean for nine days. I have been raised in Christian Science and have turned to God, Truth, in every situation and experience, and this trip was no exception. I had the opportunity to apply Christian Science multiple times throughout the summer, and I have a lot of gratitude for that! 

We visited Turkey at a warm time of the year, and were out in the city exploring mosques and historic sites. The heat was definitely an issue for me. 

I had prayed about being hot and uncomfortable before, but this climate was extreme compared to what I was used to. I managed along the first few days without too much discomfort. I drank plenty of water, tried to stay cool when my head was hurting, and was taken in by the beauty around me and the new culture. However, there was one night where I felt all energy had drained from me, and all I wanted to do was sleep. I had intense pain in my head whenever I moved, so I skipped dinner that night and spent some time alone.

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