August was full of surprises this year, including a seemingly endless heat wave, an unseasonably late monsoon season and “the strongest storm of the decade” that puttered out into nothing more than a windy day.  The weather made for some fantastic sunset and sky shots this month and those who weren’t in Seoul snapped some great travel photos!

It was tough to pick a winner for this month’s summer/travel/vacation themed #chinchagram contest but this awesome photo taken in Taiwan by @maddymadmad summed up what summer’s all about: relaxing in the sun.

 ”Vacation in Taiwan” by @maddymadmad

There were so many great photos this month! Here are the runners up:

 ”Bye bye beautiful Boracay.” by @melakultra

haedong yonggungsa temple” by @arazuef

“seoul night on the river” by @devanrosey

 ”Jukbyeon, South Korea on the East Coast at sunset in the harbor” by Shireen McCleary

and this photo from the Philippines by @natty_with_seoul

The weather should be cooling off and drying up during September making it the perfect time to be outside!  September’s theme will be “Street Food” so whether you’re sitting outside your favorite mart or snagging some snacks from a food truck or pojangmacha, snap a photo and tag it with #chinchagram and you could be next month’s winner!  To get you ready, here’s a great street food shot from @spenserford:

 ”Street Food” by @spenserford

Tag your photos with #chinchagram on , or Instagram for a shout out on the website and maybe a free french fry covered corn dog.

See all the previous entries on the #chinchagram Tumblr.

Cover image and words by Claire Harris. See more from her on her blog: Kimchi Tacos.