Monkey Abroad

Showing YOU what it's like to travel all over Asia with 20 dollars a day

December 16, 2017
by Kevin Cook

Chinese Seafood Marketplace in Sanya (VIDEO)

In November, as part of a project for our client the Sanya Government, I traveled to far southern China to the sunny city of Sanya to interview Miss World Pageant contestants. While there, we filmed the contestant interviews to use as content on the Sanya Facebook page. It was exciting to meet the girls and talk to them for a short while, but what was even more exciting was that my company let me borrow the camera crew to film my own project! This seafood market video is what I made just for you, and I hope you enjoy it. Continue Reading →


November 23, 2017
by Kevin Cook

(VIDEO) Guangzhou, China: $20 TRAVELING

This is by far the most reckless episode of the whole series, but since it’s long overdue, we figured we’d have a little extra fun and bring you along for the ride. It’s been too long since the last episode, and for that I apologize sincerely. But we’re BACK and we’re gonna show you how to explore Guangzhou with only $20USD/day! Continue Reading →


March 1, 2017
by Kevin Cook

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

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! Continue Reading →

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 →


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