Travelling is about exploring different cultures, meeting new faces and sharing experiences. But this is only possible if people around the world are open and welcoming to other people. With this in mind, we created two competitions, both of which focused on sharing one’s world with others.

After many months worth of videos and imagery spanning thousands of entries from every corner of the earth, our Welcome To My World photo and video competitions have come to an end.

We are thrilled to present our two winning videos and the two winning images, along with some of the other entries that touched us profoundly.

The winning videos 

Andrés Mondragón Padilla’s endearing video of Havana, Cuba gave us a peek into the country’s vivid, rhythmic everyday life – a world apart from many of our own familiar surroundings.  In André’s words, “my trip to Cuba was a trip that changed my life.”

Kamil Faizulin teleported us to India with this exciting video of his trip there. Such was its intimacy, in many ways, it felt like we were right there with Kamil as he “mounted a scooter for the first time, toured through small villages and slept in the jungle among wild animals.” India made an impression on Kamil and this video made an impression on us.

The winning photos

Katernia Leonova’s shot of Paris gave us a different picture of the city that many know mostly through its iconic landmarks and sites. This is an image that triggered our curiosity and, with its inviting air of mystery, tickled our wanderlust.

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Париж-это не город в котором я родилась, но город в котором я живу. Я бы очень хотела,чтобы второй победитель попал именно сюда. Скажите кто в этом мире равнодушен к Парижу? Да, правильный ответ никто. Он может вызывать как и полное отвращение, так и полный восторг! Это город ярких контрастов, огней, шика и вкуснейших круасанов. Фото было сделано в дорогом моему сердцу месте- у меня дома. Rue du Faubourg Poissonière – самая обычная Французская улица, с пекарней и цветочным магазином напротив. Не знаю как вам, а мне кажется это фото пропитано Парижем. Вся нежность и его романтика здесь, в его улочках, в его жителях.#myworldmomondo @momondo #parisian #parisienne #parisianstyle #blogger #fashion#parisienne #paris #parisianstyle #romantic @lepigalleparis

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Terhi Hytönen took us a to chilly, wintry Helsinki with this witty depiction of sauna life, etched against a backdrop of thick snow and ice. We can only imagine how good the sauna must feel after a bold foray into the freezing temperatures.

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The best of the rest

And here are some of the other Welcome To My World photos and videos that touched our hearts:

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Já começando a semana com esse #turquesometro na sua timeline!!! Blue Lagoon é ou não é uma explosão de azul turquesa? . . . Video by @diegoborsato_uk Feito com drone #djiphantom3professional #dji #dronedji #4k #dronevideos @dji_europe @djiphantom @djiadventure @djiglobal @djiphantombrasil . . #maltaisland #comino #bluelagoon . . . . . Contamos mais uma vez com o apoio dos nossos patrocinadores: . . . ➡️ @brazil_connection_uk agencia de viagens em Londres . . . ➡️ @viptourlondres agencia de turismo em Londres • • • #miemmalta #mieverywhere #dronestagram #instagirltravel #dronephotography #visitmalta #malta2017 #vocenooff #achadosdasemana #instatravel #maltalife #igersdizquefuiporai #destinosimperdiveis #malta❤️ #maltaexperience #maltalovers #missaovt #malta_vgb #frommalta #skypixel #myworldmomondo @momondo

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Alaska – The land Unexplored!! The breathtakingly Beautiful Alaska, has so much to offer that there still so much more for us to see. @momondo #myworldmomondo #alaska Link in bio for full video!! . . . . . . #denali #nationalpark #denalinationalpark #nature #instavideo #travelvideo #momondo #adventure #travel #travelalaska #grizzlybear #bear #glacier #icefields #kenaifjordsnationalpark #princewilliam #gopole18 #aroundtheworld #ashishruthi #puffin #kayaking #hiking #camping #beach #seward #ancourage #roadtrip @gopro @gopole @travelalaska @sewardalaska @liquid_adventures @exitglacierguides @26glaciers @kenaifjordsnps @kenaifjordstours @matanuskaglacier @shrubeee @gopole #youneedalaska

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Thank you to everyone who took part in the competitions. For more information about momondo’s purpose movement, visit LetsOpenOurWorld.com
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