My name is Kevin Cook
After graduating from university in 2011 and working a few unfulfilling jobs, I saved enough money to enroll in a 3-week TESOL training course in Phuket, Thailand in April 2013. After that, I taught English in the remote northern mountains of Thailand for half a year.
When my job in Thailand was finished, I packed up and migrated to China to continue teaching and traveling. Here I taught English at a college in Rizhao, Shandong for ten months and began studying Chinese.
Then I moved to Shanghai, where I saved money for two years while working in an international high school.
While living in China, I’ve gotten into some pretty AMAZING adventures…
…Like playing in the (AFLC) American Football League of China. (Click here to watch a video of the AFLC championship game)…
Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day
In 2016 and 2017, I filmed the Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day series to show YOU what life is like on the road with only 20 dollars a day. Check out a full playlist of the series (24 episodes in total):
Follow Monkey Abroad on YouTube
I have way more videos about travel, food, and living overseas. Be sure to follow to my blog and subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on the adventure!
Why Monkey Abroad instead of Human Abroad?
Drawing monkeys is a relaxing hobby of mine. I worked as a cartoonist in university and published a comic strip about a strong yet naïve gorilla called MONKEYZILLA for the University Daily Kansan. Click here to view my collection of comics.