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Eat, Pray, Love and Escape in Ubud

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  1. Bamboo gate

    An ornament gate made of bamboo, which is commonly found in Bali.
  2. Canang

    Canang (a Balinese offering which is a combination of leaves, flowers and incense), commonly found in front of people's doorsteps.
  3. Smiles in every corner

    A few Balinese wearing traditional garbs which are usually worn during certain festivities or while performing rites.
  4. Smaller smiles aren't less sincere

    The children have their own garbs as well.
  5. Paddy field

    An author once walked around the village and was so captivated by the serene paddy fields, he forgot he was supposed to be an Ubud Writers and Readers Festival keynote speaker.
  6. Things That Make You Go Hmm

    These colorful cloths in Pasar Ubud can be tailored into exotic clothings or apparels.
  7. So Many Souvenirs...

    ...so little time. A single stall in Pasar Ubud will provide you with so many fine choices for mementos or souvenirs.
  8. Spirituality Is Part Of Balinese Culture

    Temples and other places of worship can be found almost in every corner of Ubud.
  9. Baby Guling Ibu Oka

    A popular dining place well-known for its pork roast. "Babi Guling" itself is Indonesian for--surprise, surprise--"Pork Roast".

 

Overview

Follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Gillbert and journey to Ubud where just like her you can experience this place of wonder and beauty. Elizabeth Gilbert’s best selling memoir Eat Pray Love tells the story of her experience over one year living in Italy, India and Indonesia – in search of an inner balance and spiritual fulfilment in life.

And where better to search for balance and s

Follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Gillbert and journey to Ubud where just like her you can experience this place of wonder and beauty. Elizabeth Gilbert’s best selling memoir Eat Pray Love tells the story of her experience over one year living in Italy, India and Indonesia – in search of an inner balance and spiritual fulfilment in life.

And where better to search for balance and spirituality than in Bali, an island of gods and goddesses? It drew Elizabeth Gilbert’s attention for its richness of nature, culture, cuisine. And of course, in Bali she finally found love.

It’s in Ubud, with the help of her local friends, Wayan, the traditional Balinese healer, and wise man Ketut Liyer, that Liz rediscovers her ability to love. Living in the beautifully lush surrounds, making friends with the local people Liz embraces Ubud and learns how to find balance in her quest for pleasure and meaning.

Join us for a journey of eat, pray, love and escape in Ubud, Bali.

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To Stay

Staying a few days, weeks, or even more than what you originally planned, will always be a wonderful moment to treasure. Exclusive hotels are optional. Even Liz enjoyed the blunt look of tropical tree tops, swimming pools and a fresh tropical fruits at a reasonably priced hotel down at Monkey Forest Road. "It’s good to be back," she said once along the journey.

Staying a few days, weeks, or even more than what you originally planned, will always be a wonderful moment to treasure. Exclusive hotels are optional. Even Liz enjoyed the blunt look of tropical tree tops, swimming pools and a fresh tropical fruits at a reasonably priced hotel down at Monkey Forest Road. "It’s good to be back," she said once along the journey.

To Buy

Visit Pasar Ubud and rummage through the beautiful locally made souvenirs. It’s also a good place to hunt for some antiques. Spoil yourself with choices of antiques, decorations or traditional fabrics—all prices are negotiable so be prepared to bargain.



Visit Pasar Ubud and rummage through the beautiful locally made souvenirs. It’s also a good place to hunt for some antiques. Spoil yourself with choices of antiques, decorations or traditional fabrics—all prices are negotiable so be prepared to bargain.

Get Around

Your escape to Ubud will start right at the time you unpack your bag in a nice quiet hotel of your choice just as Liz did as she relaxed her body and mind surrounded by beautiful scenery. She knew she didn’t have to worry about being on her own  because she could always make friends with the charming locals. They are more than happy to explain what and where to go. Such is the friendlin

Your escape to Ubud will start right at the time you unpack your bag in a nice quiet hotel of your choice just as Liz did as she relaxed her body and mind surrounded by beautiful scenery. She knew she didn’t have to worry about being on her own  because she could always make friends with the charming locals. They are more than happy to explain what and where to go. Such is the friendliness of Ubud.

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Get There

As you arrive in Ubud you’ll be welcomed with the smell of canang (a Balinese offering; combination of leaves, flowers and incense). You will see genuine smiles of the Balinese faces who greet you with respect.

If you don't have a map in hand or even a clue, you can always understand phrases like "Taxi, Sir?" or "Hotel, Ma'am?" Just tell them you're heading to Ubud and you'll

As you arrive in Ubud you’ll be welcomed with the smell of canang (a Balinese offering; combination of leaves, flowers and incense). You will see genuine smiles of the Balinese faces who greet you with respect.

If you don't have a map in hand or even a clue, you can always understand phrases like "Taxi, Sir?" or "Hotel, Ma'am?" Just tell them you're heading to Ubud and you'll be on your way.

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To Eat

Dash a lick of a strong spicy Balinese ‘Warung  Babi Guling Ibu Oka’ (Balinese suckling pig set menu) down at Jalan Sweta Ubud, across the Ubud Palace. It's a five-minute walk to the leftside of Pasar Ubud. But if you miss home and want to munch a wider choice of culinary options, cruise along Jalan Raya Ubud (Ubud main road). During the filming of Eat, Pray, Love, Julia Rober

Dash a lick of a strong spicy Balinese ‘Warung  Babi Guling Ibu Oka’ (Balinese suckling pig set menu) down at Jalan Sweta Ubud, across the Ubud Palace. It's a five-minute walk to the leftside of Pasar Ubud. But if you miss home and want to munch a wider choice of culinary options, cruise along Jalan Raya Ubud (Ubud main road). During the filming of Eat, Pray, Love, Julia Roberts was invited by the local ruler to dine in an enjoyable restaurant in Ubud. That'll be  be The Lotus in Jalan Raya Ubud.

Carry on, let's maybe sip down a few evening margarita at Nuri’s, plus a giant juicy ribs with sambal kecap (mixture of chili and soya sauce ), or a Japanese elegant at Ryoshi Ubud. You don't have to come at the same place twice since there are countless restaurants and delicacies to explore.

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To Do

One of the most popular attractions here is the sightseeing at Jalan Raya Ubud. The Ubud Palace is a nice stop.
Don’t miss gazing at the rice fields at Tegalalang. Smell the air and feel the breeze on your skin. Embrace the butterflies in your stomach.

Experience the local culture and go see a Kecak Dance performance. Or see some of the unique local artwork produced here at one the marvellou


One of the most popular attractions here is the sightseeing at Jalan Raya Ubud. The Ubud Palace is a nice stop.
Don’t miss gazing at the rice fields at Tegalalang. Smell the air and feel the breeze on your skin. Embrace the butterflies in your stomach.

Experience the local culture and go see a Kecak Dance performance. Or see some of the unique local artwork produced here at one the marvellous gallery’s like Blanco’s or at Biasa Gallery.
If you come at the right time, you may be lucky enough to see a festival or ceremony. Ask locals for information about this.
Soak up the relaxed pace of daily life here and see how locals live by embracing their spiritual side, just like Ketut Liyer (the healer who encouraged Liz to love again).

Meditation is good for your mind and soul. Try one of the many meditation and relaxation centres around Ubud and learn to slow down and live in the moment just like Liz did on her journey.

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