Korea was such a wonderful and complex coming of age experience for me that I'm constantly triggered to share bits and pieces of that time. The multifaceted and ever so cool @bananamag let me take over for a #bananasabroad travel post, so stop by their page for my spiel on Busan! 부산에 좋은 시간을 받았어요 😄 _ For most, the Asian American journey is an awkward dichotomy between being deeply raised in eastern traditions and the growing pains of integrating that cultural identity in a western world. @bananamag is THE contemporary platform that explores both the inimitable joys and struggles of the ✨AZN IDENTITY✨ started by two very strong (you guessed it) Asian American women ✌️ Please check them out!! all cultures welcome obv ❤️💛💚💙💜 @bananamag @bananamag @bananamag
#bananasabroad: 📍Busan "Welcome to #Busan 🌉 the second largest city in #SouthKorea and a major beach metropolis way down south! Hanging out by the sunny waves of Busan was such a delightful break from the intense bustle of Seoul, and like most beach cities, the energy was so chill and vibrant! I dug my feet into the sands of #Haeundae beach, where various sand artists had built massive sand sculptures — The Simpsons one was obv the best imo. 😉 _ There's about a block of various craft vendors in #Gwangali beach, and I would compare these caricature artists as the cuter version of the beach vendors back in LA. I ate some of the freshest seafood, most notably mulhwe 🐟 a spicy raw fish soup that has all the summer flavors of Korea: spicy, sweet, vinegary, and cold mixed crispy greens. _ I've also got a knack for exploring different coffee cultures and shops while traveling and I've come to realize that Koreans have a keen eye for curating and design ☕🌴 Cafe La Bella Cita was one of the places I had so much fun gazing at the aesthetics, and they really got the summer vibe down! As an LA native where the beach is my backyard, exploring Korean beach culture through Busan was such a fresh and exciting take for me. Thanks for stopping by!" ✏️📸 x 🍌: @wongkarkawaii
Hiiiiie. It's me!🍌✨💇Regular @bananamag contributor @tiffanydian here with a sweet #BananasAbroad from my recent trips to #Tainan to visit the family.🛫 📍: 花园夜市 (Hua Yuan Night Market), Tainan Everything from the chip bags to the face masks are cuter in #Taiwan. Also, the night markets are more than just delicious street food and fashionable wears; you can also spend hours on claw machines trying to win cute stuffed friends. 👉👉👉Swipe through for more. 📍: 7-11, Tainan I had to snap a photo of these individually wrapped bananas at 7-11 for Banana Mag. If you haven't been to a 7-11 in Asia, you're missing out. Convenience store food is taken to another level in Taiwan, and you can get anything from a kawaii 7-11 branded travel pillow to a stone-roasted sweet potato. 📍: Noma 髮藝設計 Hair Salon, Tainan Getting your hair washed and permed is a necessary ritual amongst Taiwanese women. And while the process is quite lengthy, the service is impeccable. Here I am with a bian dang (small lunch) that the salon bought for me, because they knew I'd be missing lunch. 📍: 王家 (Wang Household), Tainan This is what it looks like when the family gets together. Don't be rude, no shoes allowed in the house. 📍: 花园夜市 (Hua Yuan Night Market), Tainan Another banana sighting (not that they are rare)! Snapped some unofficial Banana merch and unofficial Coca Cola socks at the 花园夜市. Shopping is my third favorite activity in Tainan after spending time with family and eating food (usually simultaneously).
Hello there beautiful Boston 😍 🇺🇸 what a wonderful city! I did a #ducktour 🐤 which was fun 😎 (although I probably would have been faster swimming myself 😬) and went to Harvard to show those people how clever a banana can be 🤓 . . #boston #bananaontour #bananatravels #gobananas #visitboston #usa #bostonskyline #bananasabroad #bananasofinstagram #travelgram #bananagram #throwbacktuesday #bananalife #sunglasses #vacation #bostonharbor #bostonwaterfront #havard #eastcoast
I'm gonna smile and dance with every step I take go tell everyone under the sun I'm #onmyway. • • • #bbf2017 #barcelonabeachfestival2017 #yovoyabbf #edm #edmgirls #summervibes #barcelona #squadgoals #mybitches #fireball #tutututututu #dandolotodo #everybodyfuckingjump #bananasabroad #bananas #🍌
Sightseeing in Berlin 😎🍌✌ I actually jumped through one of those rings, but of course no-one filmed it 🙄 working with amateurs here... 🙈 🔸 🔸 #bananasabroad #olypicgames #olympiastadiumberlin #jumpup #fitness #travelgram #bananagram #berlinsightseeing #visitberlin #visitgermany #gobananas #tbt #potd #instagood #bananalove #historylesson #fußballfan #dfbpokal #bananalife #adrenalinejunkie #sunglasses #summervacation #Berlin #ohberlin #bananasofinstagram
It's so freakin hot in Germany right now! Almost feels like home ☀😅but because of the heat I strolled through beautiful Berlin at night and I actually met some girls who told me I was even hotter than the sun 😎 must be the colour 💛😏😘 . Oh and today's the premiere of #baywatch and I think I'm gonna convince @therock to give me a part in the next one 😎 Seriously :nobody can swim like me, my body is absolutely ripped and my tan is perfect ...(but I'm still working on the diving part 😬) ⚪ ⚪ ⚪ #berlin #baywatchmovie #Germany #travelgram #bananatravels #bananalife #bananagram #gobananas #travellife #coolshit #sunglasses #adventurelife #potd #bananasabroad #bananasofinstagram #instagood #iwearmysunglassedatnight #redswimsuit #fitness #instafit #ProjectRock #brandenburgertor #visitberlin
For all of our fomo needs, #Banana003 contributor @thepetertrinh is sharing his recent #BananasAbroad travels to Thailand. 📍: Angthong National Park, Koh Samui "Besides the big cities, there are numerous islands to check out in #Thailand, especially if you want to go off the grid and see some amazing sights. This was my favorite view on my hike at Anthong National Park, on a little island near #KohSamui. 📍: Chiang Mai, Thailand "Experiencing a cool, hip art scene probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you come to #Thailand, but #ChiangMai is quickly becoming the country's hipster haven. Here's a sample of the street art you can find walking around my favorite city in Thailand." 📍: Grand Palace, Bangkok "It's a unique time in #Thailand as the country is mourning the passing of their long time King. The mourning period lasts one full year, and involves Thai's dressing in black and visiting the Grand Palace, and temples, to honor the late King." 📍: Khlong Yat Mayom Floating Market, Bangkok "Floating markets are one of the coolest places to visit in #Bangkok, where food is literally sold on boats. Floating markets originated when water transport was an important part of the country.It mainly functions as a major tourist attraction now, but it's a great way to experience culture of the past. Got some awesome papaya salad here for $1!" 📍: Dumbo Elephant Spa "It was unreal to be this close to elephants, feeding and bathing them. A must-do for anyone visiting #Thailand. Just make sure to choose an elephant reserve that doesn't use chains or allows riding on elephants!" 📍: Chiang Mai, Thailand "The famous tuk tuk taxi's are probably the coolest way to get around #Thailand. Enough room for two, no doors, and open air. They're especially fun at night riding through the busy streets experiencing all the lights and sound."
Vienna is almost as gorgeous as I am 😍 🍌 and the colour... 💛👑 Seriously, palace Schönbrunn was made for me, I fit in so well that you can hardly see me 😎🍌🏰 . . . . #sissi #carlosforpresident #bananagram #bananatravels #bananaadventures #travelgram #vienna #visitaustria #schönbrunn #bananalove #gobananas #traveleurope #palace #wannabeking #travelettes #austria🇦🇹 #bananalove #travellife #potd #bananasabroad
Ohaiyo! 🤗 I got to share some highlights of my recent trip to Japan with @bananamag 🎊 So please go to their IG and check it out ☺️Also, for those of you who aren't familiar, Banana Mag is a super cool mag catered to all things "AZN," Yay 💛!!! So to all my fellow bananas please check out their content and support our community + talent!!! Issue 3 is coming out soon, so go and pre-order those babies! 🍌🍌🍌 #aznpride #bananasabroad