Monkey Abroad

A blog about the life abroad. Asian culture and cuisine. Videos, stories, photos, advice, teaching ESL.

live abroad for a year

April 10, 2014
by Kevin Cook

10 Reasons To Live Abroad for a Year

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of my deliverance from domestic adulthood. I started this blog over a year ago to share my experiences abroad with others, and if I had only one bit of advice to give, it would be to live abroad for a year or longer, if you can. Here are ten reasons why. Continue Reading →

squat toilet

April 6, 2014
by Kevin Cook

(VIDEO) How to Use an Asian Squat Toilet

If you’re a foreigner living or traveling in Asia, sometimes nature calls when you least expect it. And if you’re far from home, you’ll have to run to the nearest public restroom to take care of business. Unlike in western bathrooms, Asian toilets lack the comfort of the porcelain seat, so you’re gonna have to squat. Continue Reading →

chinese flea market thumbnail

March 24, 2014
by Kevin Cook

(VIDEO) Chinese Flea Market

The Chinese flea market is a place where farmers, artisans, salesmen and chefs pack together snugly to sell their wares in a giant dirt lot divided by rows of trees and small tents. Watch this video to get an up-close look at the lively flea market nearby my house in Rizhao, China. Continue Reading →


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