This week’s #PPSecondStory Instagram challenge is all about being up high! Whether you’re observing from a balcony, perched in the mountains, or flying in a hot air balloon; anything goes.

Guest judge @_yafiqyusman_ is joining in, so check his feed 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 17th and 11:59am EST on Sunday, July 22nd*.
  2. Tag @passionpassport and #PPSecondStory 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, July 23rd on our Instagram feed based on Quality of ImageQuality of Caption, and Creativity/Interpretation of the Theme.


Boy Looking Out Window in Cairo, Egypt
Photo by: @a.baq Cairo, Egypt

For @passionpassport‘s #PPSecondStory challenge // I recently moved from Spain to Egypt, and while I had spent a lot of time traveling through the country before that, I had not had the chance to explore Cairo all that much. This image was taken during a photography walk with a group of locals who meet once a week to explore areas of the city that are not necessarily in their daily sphere. I took the walk slowly, hoping to observe all I could. I always look for small, quiet scenes happening in windows and corners, so when I looked up, I was happy to be met by this kid. He was looking at life pass by on the street below his window through the old Ramadan decorations hanging between the buildings. That stroll was the perfect way to get to know this country and its culture.

Photo and words by: @a.baq Cairo, Egypt


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