What can you tell about the journey of this passionate woman? In search
of revelation and clarity, Elizabeth Gilbert treaded on an adventurous
trip of a lifetime, only to come to appreciate that what truly matters
her time across many countries, she believed the best retreat from life
is enjoying life itself. Mistaking insights as worldly experiences, she
found herself craving for fulfillment. Not even Italy or India could
give her the peace that she longed for.
And she found it in
Bali, an island of gods and goddesses. It drew Elizabeth Gilbert’s
attention for its richness of nature, culture, cuisine. And love.
Join us for a journey of eat, pray, love and escape in Ubud, Bali.
could smell canang (a Balinese offering; combination of leaves, flowers
and incense) right after you step off the airplane or near almost every
door you meet. You could see genuine smiles all over the Balinese faces
who greet you with respect. These new experiences may fill you with
questions. But never confuse. Escapade comes natural in Bali.
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.
escapade in Ubud can easily start right at the time you unpack your bag
in a nice quiet hotel of your choise just as Liz Gilbert did, as she
relaxed her body and mind in front of the beautiful scenery. She knew
she had little to worry about because she could always converse with
the locals. They'd be more than happy to explain what and where to go.
Such is the friendliness of Ubud.
See Most people would recommend sightseeing at Jalan Raya Ubud. The Ubud Palace is a nice stop. But you
shouldn't miss gazing at the rice fields at Tegalalang. Smell the air
and feel the breeze on your skin. Embrace the butterflies in your
Go see a Kecak Dance exhibition, a marvelous gallery at
Bianco’s or at Biasa Gallery. If you come at the right time, the yearly
festival is as fascinating as it is. Find out what ceremony does the
locals do along your days in Ubud. Witness how they live daily by
embracing their spiritual side, just like Ketut Liyer (the healer which
encouraged Liz to love again).
is good for your mind and soul. But don't get the wrong impression,
meditation comes in many forms. Ask around and decide what suits you
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
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
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.
might want to visit Pasar Ubud as well, hunt for some antiques. Spoil
yourself with choices of antiques, decorations or traditional
fabrics--all bargainable. Dare yourself to do so.