Women Carrying Baskets in Myanmar
Photo and words by: @el_fotomat

“It was incredibly hot. It was humid enough to make your shirt stick. And I can only imagine those baskets were heavy. But these three lovely women still managed a genuinely warm smile as they walked by on the long road from Bagan to Mt. Popa, Myanmar (Burma).”


We’re bringing you this week’s PP Instagram Challenge: #PPMetOnMyTravels with @el_fotomat and @mcallisterjeff joining as Guest Judges! Travel memories can be defined by  just as much by the people we meet as much as the actual destination. They can be passers-by who left a lasting impression, strangers who went out of their way to help (or not help), or even animals! We want to hear about those you’ve encountered who you just can’t seem to forget.


Enter for the chance to win a 16×16 inch canvas print!



1) Submit as many entries as you like between Monday, January 5th and 11:59pm EST on Saturday, January 10th. Note that you cannot simply “tag” an older photo/video; you must post or repost during the challenge period.

2) Post a photo/video that fits this week’s theme and tag @passionpassport and #PPMetOnMyTravels in your caption.

3) Also include a brief write-up in the caption about why this encounter stuck with you and what was personally memorable or significant about your photo/video. Note that the winner always has a write-up for their photo/video (see here for inspiration from the previous challenge winner’s write-up).

4) The potential winner and honorable mentions will be announced on Sunday, January 11th here on passionpassport.com and on our Instagram channel.