I've been wanting to visit a monastery for a while now, and I'm hoping to be able to do this next month. There are actually two different monasteries in my state, one a Greek Orthodox monastery for male monastics (St. Anthony's) and a female one under ROCOR (St. Paisius). I saw Roosh's video about his visit to St. Anthony's in Arizona a couple of years ago, but I would be interested in hearing about other's experiences at a monastery, either from just a quick visit or an extended stay. What was your visit like? Was there anything unusual about your experience? What should one expect when visiting a monastery?