An Afternoon with “Eat, Pray, Love’s” Ketut Liyer in Bali, Indonesia

Eat, Pray, Love ’s footprint is everywhere in Ubud, Bali, where the best-selling book’s author, Elizabeth Gilbert, spent her love chapter. From the plethora of single women who pound Ubud’s streets, to the clichéd tours and Balinese people who name-drop locals Ketut and Wayan, who were featured in the best-seller, the book’s influence is ever-evident.

Having heard what a character the spiritual healer Ketut Liyer is, Shawn and I thought it would be fun to spend a few moments with him.

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Photo du Jour: A Rice Paddy Panorama in Ubud, Bali

 

If you have read Eat, Pray, Love, you’ll remember Ubud, which is featured quite prominently in Elizabeth Gilbert’s book. We have just arrived to our new home away from home, the Nirwa Homestay Ubud (affiliate link). The family run guest house is surrounded by a panorama of vibrant rice paddies. Our soundtrack is that of nature: soprano crickets, confident roosters and babbling canals.

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