In this episode I talk with Juliana Spicoluk & Mark Spicoluk, founders of Boho Beautiful, about their trip to Tibet. A place I’ve always been intrigued by that has drastically changed in recent time, I wanted a first-hand account of their time spent there. Juliana and Mark have traveled all over the world for several years, and were surprised when their video got censored. I was curious to know more.
They described how meeting HH the Dalai Lama in India was the best day of their lives, inspiring them to visit Tibet. After a month-long process, they were able to enter Tibet and describe the contrast they experienced while in the country.
On one hand, there is the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, filled with holy places at every turn and Tibetan people who are so kind and welcoming. On the other hand, the occupation of Tibet has led to the oppression of a culture/language, where there is control around freedom of speech, leading Juliana and Mark to be blacklisted from China because of what they reported.
From the vast natural beauty of lakes and mountains, to the peacefulness of monasteries, to the multitude of passport checkpoints and retina scans, their trip was eye-opening in every way. They describe the allure of climbing Mount Everest and a profound story of Mark getting sick -- and how his dreams whispered to take a different path -- or risk losing his life.
Boho Beautiful is a travel, yoga and lifestyle brand founded by Juliana Spicoluk and Mark Spicoluk creating positive content for the body, mind and earth. With content centered around yoga, travel, fitness, vegan food, self-awareness, conscious living and guided meditations, Boho Beautiful has grown to over 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube, 300k+ followers on Instagram, sold tens of thousands of books & programs online, and inspired and been inspired by so many wonderful people from all over the planet.
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