Monkey Abroad

A blog about living in China and eating Chinese food. Videos, stories, photos, advice, and teaching ESL.

Siem Reap: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 10

August 28, 2016 by Kevin Cook | 3 Comments

In our TENTH episode, we visit Siem Reap, Cambodia, home of the famous Angkor Wat! We get a room in a Siem Reap hostel, hire a Khmer guide to show us around, visit a lotus farm, hang out with Cambodian kids, play volleyball, eat a ton of Cambodian food and street food (like snake soup, grilled mouse, and beef lok lak). Then, we visit the Night Market and Pub Street and top the day off with a sinfully delicious chocolate banana pancake and a cold Angkor beer – all for 20 U.S. dollars! Continue Reading →

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day

August 21, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day

We visit Phnom Penh, Cambodia and eat a ton of Cambodian food and street food. We get a room in a Phnom Penh hostel, ride tuk-tuks and cyclos around the city, visit Central Market and Kandal Market, exercise by the Mekong River, visit the Grand Palace, hang out with locals, and eat HAPPY PIZZA – all for less than 20 bucks! Continue Reading →

Koh Lanta, Thailand: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day

August 14, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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Koh Lanta, Thailand: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 8

We travel Koh Lanta, Thailand, a quiet island south of Phuket in the Andaman Sea. Here, we enjoy beach living to the max! 20 Dollars got us a Koh Lanta hostel, a motorbike rental, a full day’s worth of Thai food and Thai street food, a bunch of bananas, a visit to a waterfall and cave, gasoline, and water – all for 20 bucks (700 baht)! Continue Reading →

Bangkok: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 7

August 13, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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Bangkok: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 7

We travel Bangkok, Thailand – get a room in a Bangkok hostel, eat amazing Thai food and Thai street food, hang out on Khaosan Road with Thai girls, world travelers, and ladyboys. Plus, we cross the Chao Phraya River on a ferry, visit Wat Arun “The Temple of Dawn,” and ride the BTS – all for only 20 dollars (700 THB)! [This video got 1.3 million views on Facebook in 3 days!! Thanks to everyone who showed your support and watched!] Continue Reading →

Chiang Mai: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day (VIDEO)

July 25, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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Chiang Mai: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day (VIDEO)

We travel Chiang Mai, Thailand for 20 bucks in this episode! For 20 dollars (700 baht), we got a room in a Chiang Mai hostel, ate a bunch of amazing Thai food and Thai street food, rented a motorbike, visited the Chedi Luang Wat and a ton of other temples, went cliff jumping in the “Grand Canyon,” and bought a gift for a friend at a Chiang Mai night market! Continue Reading →

TAIPEI: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Episode 5 (VIDEO)

July 17, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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TAIPEI: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Episode 5 (VIDEO)

With the Help of my friend, Pei, we travel Taipei, Taiwan for only $20 (640NT)! We ate SO MUCH Taiwanese food and Taiwan street food, and saw a ton of cool places. Check it out by clicking here. [UPDATE: 7/29/16] Parts of this video were censored before being shared to Chinese social media and video platforms. You can view the censored version here: http://www.bilibili.com/video/av5532200/
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BEIJING: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Episode 4 (VIDEO)

July 9, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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BEIJING: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Episode 4 (VIDEO)

We travel BEIJING, China and saw Tiananmen Square, Qianmen Street, Houhai, Nanluoguxiang, the Capital Museum, and other places. We ate roujiamo, Beijing style noodles, and other delicious Beijing street food and beer, PLUS we rented bicycles and got a room in a hostel – ALL FOR 20 DOLLARS (130RMB)! Mao Zedong would be impressed. Continue Reading →

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