Monkey Abroad

Videos and stories of the life abroad – food, culture, travel & work

Uyghur ice cream

August 31, 2014
by Kevin Cook

Eating Creamy Uyghur Ice Cream in Kashgar, XinJiang (VIDEO)

In the illuminated night market of Kashgar, one scent in particular is so sweet and alluring that I can’t resist. It’s the smell of creamy Uyghur ice cream, made fresh by Uyghur Muslim street vendors. Watch them churn up delicious homestyle … Continue reading

Grilled Squid

August 23, 2014
by Kevin Cook

(VIDEO) Grilled Squid on the Beach in Weihai, Shandong

The only thing better than watching a Chinese street-side vendor cook is watching a beachside vendor cook. Feel the sand under your feet and the salty sea breeze in your hair as you enjoy this short video about cooking and eating squid on a … Continue reading

pigeon meat

August 12, 2014
by Kevin Cook

(VIDEO) Roasted Pigeon in Kashgar, Far Western China

I love trying new food, especially when I have to travel to eat it. In the far west of China’s XinJiang province is a small city called Kashgar, where you can find an interesting Muslim Uyghur specialty: roasted pigeon. Click here to watch … Continue reading

Karakoram Highway

August 5, 2014
by Kevin Cook

(VIDEO) Karakoram Highway – Border of China and Pakistan

The Karakoram Highway is the highest paved road on earth. This mountainous stretch of highway runs between western China and Pakistan, and it’s one of the very few routes that crosses through the Himalayas. The mountains, pastures and lakes surrounding this region are … Continue reading


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