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Now I'm quite curious, what made this sudden jump? I did noticed the rising trend of American readers on my blog posts though, as they're now excels the numbers of my Indonesian readers in an almost 2:1 composition, but couldn't really find out why?
Anything got to do with this movie perhaps?
Eat Pray Love
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According to Mark Johanson from IBT:
“Eat, Pray, Love” might have had something to do with it. Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert’s self-absorbed prose flock to Ubud each year in search of a prince, a medicine man and a remedy for their own idiosyncrasies. Locals here jokingly call them EPLs, and they've made Ubud something of a sponge soaking up lost souls.
A Rich Startup Ground
Outside of the spiritual and romantic reasons though, Ubud is also a good ground to develop your startup business. That's because you can both retreat from the current box that you live in, without having to let your startup business crumbles into chaos when you're doing so.
With the advent of good internet connection, and a creative collaboration ground like Hubud, Ubud has also quickly known as a place for entrepreneurs to start or grow whatever business that you want to create, especially since you can still develop it while you're away in the Eastern heaven of Ubud.
Ubud has quickly garnered a reputation the world over as the ultimate expat haven. Ubud is a laidback slice of tropical paradise where location independent workers and professional vagabonds gather en mass to get back in touch with nature, retreat into yoga and gorge on fresh fruits and vegetables for a fraction of the cost back home.
Why work in a comfort of a wall-facing work desk, when you can work while enjoying the rice paddy views with 50 shades of green? (byms)