Saturday, January 01, 2011

Martha Stewart was here

Here we are, in the middle of nowhere, somewhere in Goreme, Cappadocia. Chai stands like this dot the area. One would stop, drink tea or have something to eat, chat with other visitors, visit the church nearby. We stopped here and next to us was a big French group. The owner, as with all the others, was very friendly, suddenly asked if anyone was from the USA and if anyone of us knew who Martha Stewart was? He had to ask about the USA because we didn't look American. We said, we are Americans and knew who Martha Stewart was. Martha Stewart made the same stop a week before us, took videos of his place and him and supposedly the program was to air on the Hallmark channel a month later. I came back, went on the Hallmark channel website, couldn't find the program with him in it but I saw Martha Stewart taking a hot air balloon ride, she rode horses through Rose valley and went to see the pottery shops in Avanos. She also visited Istanbul, they let her into the Haghia Sophia and the Topkapi palace on the days they were closed. She was given a special tour of both places. This is the iconic Martha Stewart, love her or hate her, she's indestructible.
Well, it would have been a bigger story if we had been there the same time she was and our paths crossed.

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