With Eat, Pray, Love about to his theaters, promotions are every where! For instance, the-adorable-store-I-wish-we'd-registered-at World Market is currently holding a sweepstakes to win a trip to one of the three countries she travels to in the book: Italy, India, or Bali. What an amazing way to score a free honeymoon.
But: where would you go?
I can come up with pretty convincing arguments for all three of these countries. Let's take a stroll through each, shall we?
Of the three countries, Italy is by far the most accessible. It's also, quite possibly, the most expensive. So while you might travel there on your own at some point (because it's somewhat close), it'll put a bigger dent in your wallet.
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What I love: there are medieval towns to explore, beautiful accents flying all around you, amazing cibo ("food," in Italian), and a general attitude about life that makes you want to move here. Everything is quite sensual.
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The wine and the seaside ain't half bad, either.
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I've never been here so I can't speak from experience. But, I can tell you that this was my hubby's choice of the three countries. This is a place I'd love to adventure around for many reasons: how exotic it is, the grit, my fond memories of A Little Princess, because it might be depressing but it will be eye-opening and make me feel something, yoga's birth place, Bollywood and so much more.
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Where else would you see such bright, vivid colors and ornate buildings?
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Based on no real life experience in this region, I'd pick Bali. I love the beach, the sand, the spirituality associated with this place. I also think this is somewhere that I think of as so exotic, I can't see planning a vacation here on my own. At least, not right now. So, letting someone do that for me sounds glorious.
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So, where would you go? Italy, India, or Bali? And why? Would you and your significant other agree on where to go?