A Kung Fu teacher may not be your go-to travel Instagram handle. Unless, of course, we are talking about someone like Vassilios Papadopoulos (@sifuvassilios), a Cypriot whose fascination with Cyprus’s seas knows no shores. This way, he’s conjured up some fascinating frames, with an ability to present the waters uniquely with each picture, and even find something different in well-known attractions such as the Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite’s Rock).
The most-followed and best-known Instagrammer on our list by a mile, Steven Chikosi (@stevenchikosi), is from Harare, Zimbabwe. Although he provides an intimate window into the lives of his country’s citizens, his photographs are indeed borderless. He transcends lesser-known African countries, and comes back with shots both profound and well captured, and captions that hit hard.
Nataša Pavlovic is @lostinluxembourg, and thou shalt be too. The Serbian textile designer-cum-surface patternmaker’s feed showers a lot of love to pretty flowers and everything Luxembourgish. She lives near Vianden Castle, in a scenic village 20 minutes from a lake. This makes her account a window to breathtaking European countryside. The pictures are vibrant, postcard-perfect; of her country and other travels around the continent.
We’re so glad Mauritian Dhikshay Bhugwant (@jhevin_2112) has a Mavic Pro drone. As seen in his handle, he’s flown it over his country’s waters, beaches and roads, and captured them beautifully. When he isn’t doing that, however, he’s at eye level, making his country’s skies look breathtaking, flowers magical, seas mystical (pic) and just about everything else divine. The way he creates or freezes motion is the working of an excellent photographer.
Adriatik Kelmendi (@adriatikk) is a local hero in Albania. A prominent journalist and opinionist who also runs a TV broadcast, his Twitter handle and blog may be all about social and political commentary, but his Instagram feed is a refreshing escape. The vibrancy of his Balkan surroundings, be it the lush countryside, splendid cityscapes or ultramarine waters, find home in his frames. We like everything we see here—without any biases.