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Nanjing, China: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 20 (VIDEO)

March 1, 2017 by Kevin Cook | 4 Comments

We visit Nanjing, China for the 20th episode of the Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day series! Join us as we eat tons of street food and hang out with Nanjing locals. Thanks to Raven, my local friend and guide, we learned some local Nanjing dialect and uncovered hidden gems throughout the city. Also, Curtis is back!

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February 8, 2017
by Kevin Cook
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Jianbing is HANDS DOWN the BEST Chinese Street Food (Video)

Jianbing is the BEST Chinese street food there is. Hands down. Even if you disagree with me, I know deep down you WANT to agree, because jianbing is a gift from the heavens. Well, not really. It’s a gift from the Shandong Province dating back 2,000 years, when Chancellor Zhuge Liang told his soldiers to use flat copper griddles and shields for cooking after they lost their woks. The result: the soldiers won the battle and jianbing was born! Continue Reading →

January 18, 2017
by Kevin Cook

Wuxi, China: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 19

Only 45 minutes west of Shanghai by train, Wuxi is a city that makes for a relaxing day trip when you want to escape the stress of the city. In this video, I show you how you can stroll around Yuantouzhu, Huishan Old Town and Nanchang Street, eat delicious Wuxi food and street food, and get a bed in a Wuxi hostel – all for 20 bucks (138 RMB)! Continue Reading →

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November 21, 2016
by Kevin Cook

Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day: Behind the Scenes

Eighteen episodes, hundreds of street food dishes, dozens of new friends, a few romances, a couple of bouts with food poisoning, and countless beers. After nearly five months of full-time traveling and filming, I’m taking a break from Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day. It’s been the best time of my life filming this series, but my batteries need a recharge. Continue Reading →

November 16, 2016
by Kevin Cook

Delhi, India: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 18

I’m in Delhi, India’s capital region, and today I’ll try to eat as much street food as I can to complete the never-before-attempted DELHI BELLY CHALLENGE: eat 1,000 rupees worth of INDIAN STREET FOOD in a single day. Is it possible? Watch and find out… Continue Reading →

October 24, 2016
by Kevin Cook

El Nido, Palawan: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 16

El Nido is a town in the northern tip of Palawan famous for its stunningly gorgeous beaches. While I certainly do enjoy my time at the beach here, I want to go off the beaten path and share a different part of Filipino culture: cock fighting. I’m invited to attend some cock fights — it was free, I didn’t bet, and I DON’T SUPPORT COCKFIGHTING. Continue Reading →


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