Melissa Hie traveled all over Southeast Asia, before backpacking around Europe. She traveled alone and didn’t want to appear in pictures, so her distinct style of food photography—her hand holding the food with the city as background—developed from this. A week after she joined Instagram, she got 800 followers. Now, thousands follow her adventures in food and travel on Instagram and Facebook. She documents the ways in which food shapes our view of place— Melissa found an unexpected love of the country through its snacks—and invites her followers to hashtag #girleatworld for a chance to be featured in her snaps.