Eat, Pray and Love Your Way Through Latin America

It seems like every girl in the country is gearing up to watch Julia Roberts find herself while traveling in Italy, India and Indonesia in Eat Pray Love. While the movie’s trailer shows some incredible food and drop-dead gorgeous locations, we couldn’t help but think that when it comes to both (as well as thousand-year-old spiritual traditions) those places have nothing on Latin America.

What if the movie—and the book it’s based on, Elizabeth Gilbert’s enormously popular memoir—had been set there instead? Which Latin countries could Gilbert have visited in her post-divorce search for the self-fulfillment Holy Grail: pleasure (eat), spirituality (pray) and an open heart (love)? Here’s the itinerary we would have chosen, now if only we could find Javier Bardem at the end too...

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Damarys Ocaña Perez,

Damarys Ocaña Perez is Director of Editorial Content at Latina Media Ventures. She leads its magazine, Latina, the pre-eminent beauty, fashion, culture and lifestyle magazine for acculturated U.S. Hispanic women and is responsible for maintaining Latina’s voice, vision and mission across all LMV platforms. Born in Havana and raised in Miami, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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