What’s better than going to the #PPMarketplace to get to know a new destination? In ancient Greece, the agora was an open meeting place for commerce, politics, and social life. For this week’s Instagram challenge, we want you to overwhelm us with smells, colors, and bustle of the modern (or ancient) marketplace!

Guest judges @inayali & @photographybd are joining in, so check their feeds for inspiration and follow the guidelines below to enter!


  1. Post or re-post photos/videos according to your interpretation of the theme between Tuesday, July 31st and 11:59am EST on Sunday, August 5th*.
  2. Tag @passionpassport and #PPMarketplace in your caption (if in the comments, we may miss it).
  3. Take us into the moment with you in your caption by sharing 3-4 sentences.
  4. Check the sample below, get creative, and get going!

*NOTE: Entries must be posted or re-posted (i.e. you cannot simply ‘tag’ an older photo/video) from a public account during the challenge period. Those posted from private accounts and/or posted outside of the challenge period will NOT be considered eligible for feature.

We’ll announce the winner and honorable mentions Monday, August 6th on our Instagram feed based on Quality of ImageQuality of Caption, and Creativity/Interpretation of the Theme.


Barges of Watermelons in Babu Bazaar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Photo by: @photographybd Babu Bazaar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

For @passionpassport‘s #PPMarketplace challenge // Dhaka, Bangladesh, is the most densely populated city in the world, nearly 20 million people live in the small city (46,997/km2). In spring and summer, the temperature can rise up to 40 degrees centigrade with 80% humidity. People have pieces of melons or drink melon juice to cool off from the scorching heat, so melons come in 3,000-7,000 in each boat. There’s no end; boats come one after another until sunset and start all over the next day.

Photo and words by: @photographybd Babu Bazaar, Dhaka, Bangladesh


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Top photo by: @zerography_of_abishekpalraj Coimbatore, India

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