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Melani Sutedja // California  hot springs mischief βœ– victory burritosβ†Ÿ balinese matahari β˜€οΈ talent acquisition @redbull

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DAY 2- Breathtaking views. Literally. I had been throwing up every 20 minutes on our way up towards the dreaded 15,000ft pass this day. With little sleep and no appetite, I'd been stubbornly pushing myself because I didn't want to go off schedule/miss our Machu Picchu reservations. We were above 14,650ft when my lips started turning purple/I could barely speak. That's when Keane called it and had us go back to 14,000ft. He put up the tent in this little protected area, and the first thing I did was collapse into a fetal position, where I would stay all throughout the night. Keane tried boiling coca tea and feeding me quinoa, but it was no use. I may have eaten 200 calories that day. Meager compared to the huge watermelon growing inside my head πŸ˜– Lesson of the day: acclimatize, acclimatize, and don't be too greedy when you need to descend to lower altitude πŸ—»also, you rock @beefontherock ❀#altitudesickness #coolcampsitedoe #peru #salkantay #mtnchicks

DAY 1 - Less than 24 hours after we landed in Cusco, we strapped on our tents/packs and headed straight for the mountains. Aggressive? Probably. We trekked up to Humantay Lake, which was so breathtaking, that we decided to plop our tents down and acclimatize there at 13,845ft overnight. A bit effin freezing and would set us back for the long trek that following day... but we had this turquoise lakefront all to ourselves 😍 #cheesemeplease #peru #humantaylake #gearforgood #amongthewild

Many trails lead to Machu Picchu, the classic being the Inca trail used by the empire's chaskis messengers. The Salkantay trek is an alternative route in higher altitude. Unlike the Inca trail, you're allowed to backpack solo without guides on this 5 day trek, which is why our ears perked up at the challenge. We started high in the glaciers, passing by the holiest, sacred peaks (or apus), and would soon descend into a subtropical cloud forest πŸŒΏπŸƒ #peru #peruenunatoma #igerscusco #igersperu #amongthewild

Celebrated this guy's birth by summiting three 16,000ft passes in the Andean highlands, reaching a New World Wonder, and fighting bouts of altitude sickness with loads of coca tea and RX bars. Pretty thankful you keep me alive when I get waaaay too ambitious planning our acclimatizing schedule πŸ˜– No one else I'd rather wake up in an alpaca field with @beefontherock πŸπŸ‘ 😘 #endwithpiscosours #birthday16ers #peru #ausangate #humantay

Convincing new friends to take a dip in Pachamama's glacial pools β„οΈβœŒπŸ½#Peru #Andes #salkantaytrek #staywild #mtnchicks #amongthewild

Our bodies are microcosms of this universe's grand macrocosm 🌎 We are off to Peru next week to tackle the 15,000ft Salkantay Pass on a solo trek, with hours and hours of aggressive sitting at my desk as training under my belt πŸ˜– Ooof. Needless to say, any tips, Cusco recommendations, and shamanic vibes are greatly appreciated 😁❀ #ohshit #tbt #yucatan #travelstoke #travelolife #yokdzonot #cenote #cusco #salkantaytrek

The Mayans believed cenotes were sacred gateways to the afterlife, and a way to communicate to the gods. Religious ceremonies and offerings took place in or around cenotes, including human sacrifices. They're also pretty epic from a geological standpoint. The YucatΓ‘n peninsula was a giant coral reef made of porous limestone, eventually eaten away by years of rainfall and forming a chain of underground caves. Some of the limestone ceilings of these caves eventually collapsed, creating the estimated 7000 sinkholes, or cenotes, we have today. Amazingly enough, 30,000 have yet to be discovered :) #cenotes #mexico #yucatan #staywild

There are children in an ashram in India who can read and transcribe words written on paper while blindfolded. They don't know the information beforehand, they've just activated their third eye to download the information from a higher power. There are plants that can substitute as female birth control, that don't have the damaging effects of estrogen loaded in most contraceptives. You do, however, need to closely monitor your ovulation cycle to know exactly when to take them.
All this racy science is polarizing, taboo even, but I'm so grateful to spend the last four days taking a dive into so many facets of sexuality, health, politics, and spirituality. We come to @libfestival as seekers, and I always come home feeling like a child that's learned a new subject in school. Never suffice at being human when we can become a new generation of superhuman. Frequencies. Frequently. Frequently See ✌🏽#libfestival #lib #comingforyouburningman #vibrations

There is a canyon in the desert only accessible by 4x4 where you can roll out of your tent, braid someone's hair, slang meat on a grill, navigate through said meat sweats in your own hot spring, scramble to seven waterfalls, and catch an acceptable case of heat exhaustion along the way. Mexico, you have it all figured out ✌🏽#travelstoke #manbuns #mexico #hotsprings #staywild

In one 60 hour period: we spent a few hours in a Mexican police station trying to use any ounce of espanol we'd learned in school, had a family of sea turtles swim alongside us while snorkeling around the Tulum ruins, jumped atop a sketchy party bus full of rambunctious families, dodging power lines and screaming at the top of our lungs in absolute bliss ❀❀
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Some adventures are trying, some are relaxing, and some go past the point of Type 2 fun when things go south. I've found that no matter what, sharing these moments in good company makes every minute worth it. Thanks for the infinite laughs and dad d*ck jokes my goofballs @shanoaaaaa @volutidae πŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ†πŸ’¦ #travelolife #travelstoke #tulum #dametraveler #girlstrip #mexico #outboundgirls #cenotesacactun #staywild

@shanoaaaaa plunging into her morning bath πŸ›βœŒπŸ½ #yucatan #dametraveler #cenoteikkil #staywild

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