3 Inspiring I’s: Italy, India and Indonesia

  • “Sail away from the safe harbour. Explore. Dream. Discover” ~ Mark Twain.

    Have you seen the soul-stirring movie ‘Eat Pray Love’ starring Julia Roberts? It was based on a memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert in which she sets off on a journey of self-discovery. In her pursuit for happiness, she first travels to Italy where she indulges in the pleasure of eating, relishes tempting pizzas and enjoys leisure strolls around this picturesque paradise. Then, she visits India where she connects with her spiritual side by praying, practising yoga and meditation. Her quest ends at Bali, Indonesia where she cycles in the lush greenery like a free spirit, and finds inner peace and love!

    We share with you her transformational journey through the 3 powerful I’s: Italy, India and Indonesia which will inspire you to open up to life, book your air ticket, get on a flight and set off on a similar journey of your own.

    Italy

    In Italy, if you remember the first thing she does is satiates her craving for eating rich pizzas and gelato without giving a damn about the calorie intake. She learns to love herself - a vital step towards happiness.

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    This holiday helps her to slow down in life, live and enjoy every moment, of which she was unaware of due to her hectic city life. She celebrates life by meeting up with friends, savouring yummy delicacies, strolling around the wondrous places and decides to go with the flow.

    Eat Pray Love

    Must-visit: The Vatican City, Murano Island and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

    India

    On her visit to India, she is impressed with the vibrant, festive and colourful culture. Do you remember the scene where she wore an Indian saree while attending a wedding? She was looking stunning, wasn’t she?

    Eat Pray Love

    She stays at an ashram; practises simple living, prays and meditates, which acts as a perfect spiritual retreat for her.

    Eat Pray Love

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    Bali, Indonesia

    The rice paddy fields, breathtaking mountains and sparkling beaches brighten her spirits - the result, she learns the art of balancing things in life.

    Eat Pray Love

    Bali proves to be her lucky charm as she meets her love, a Brazilian businessman played  by James Franco. Do you recall the scene where they stroll through the fabulous street markets? Enjoying the Balinese culture, they bond and spend quality time with each other.

    Eat Pray Love

    Each trip surprised her with valuable experiences and learnings for a happier, fuller life! 

    Eat Pray Love

    Must-visit: Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple and Tanjung Benoa beach.

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    Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur