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“Eat, Pray, Love” Fever: Packages at Bali Hotels like Ubud Hanging Gardens
July 27, 2010By: Mary Winston Nicklin
Ubud Hanging GardensFirst it was the book. A fixture on the New York Times Best Seller List, selling over seven million copies worldwide, Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love" was a smash hit, inspiring countless individuals to consider copying the author's soul-seeking voyage around the world- from Italy to India to Indonesia. Now there's a film adaptation starring Julia Roberts, and "Eat, Pray, Love" mania has infected the population. Balinese hotels are getting in on the action, catering to folks seeking to recreate Gilbert's trip. Case in point: the "Eat, Pray, Love" package at Ubud Hanging Gardens, the luxurious Orient-Express property that's not far from Bali's cultural capital of Ubud, perched above the rice terraces overlooking the Ayung River gorge. Subject to availability and with a two-night minimum required, the package includes:

  * One way airport transfer

* Balinese welcome drink

* Daily breakfast buffet for two

* One Balinese dinner at a Hindu temple followed by a blessing ceremony at the Holly Water Temple

* Love candle gift

* Use of mountain bikes

* Shuttle to Ubud centre (on schedule)

* Complimentary daily afternoon tea, bottled water and daily fresh tropical fruit in room

* Free Internet access