Video Spotlight: 5 Days in Tibet

  • Jakub Riziky
  • 24 August 2012

Over the course of five days of exploration in Tibet, James Spradlin managed something extraordinary. His video is more than merely pretty imagery of an exotic place. Carefully edited and underpinned by an atmospheric soundtrack, it transfers emotions, hints at stories, makes your mind wander.

Tibet is the mythical country of the world’s highest plateau, a dream destination of many travellers. This video takes you through its capital city of Lhasa, mountains, lakes and Buddhist temples to reveal beauty and serenity, but also the everyday reality of the place.

The authenticity of these shots is almost palpable mainly due to Tibet’s historic isolation, both in terms of geography and politics. It has not been long since it opened its doors to tourism in the 1980s and even nowadays, since travel to Tibet is regulated by the Chinese government, Chinese visas and special permits are required, as well as a complete package tour to travel around Tibet.

Tourists often come in search of deep spiritual experiences, and to explore local culture and customs, but one of Tibet’s biggest assets is undoubtedly its strategic location for breathtaking treks to the world’s highest mountain range, with the Everest Base Camp being by far the most popular route.

‘5 Days in Tibet’ by James Spradlin offers beautiful shots of this ancient realm, which surely stirs the heart of every traveller!

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Jakub Riziky

Jakub is a Slovak national and a student of International Hospitality Management at the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne in Switzerland. He is a keen adventurer and a supporter of responsible travel, spending most of his free time on the road, with his thumb up and a guitar on his back.
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