Monkey Abroad

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

don't speak chinese

April 3, 2016
by Kevin Cook
5 Comments

Live in China but Don’t Speak Chinese? Here’s How to Fix That

If you live in China (or plan to live in China) but don’t speak Chinese, this article is for you. Although it’s technically possible to spend a long time in China without ever learning to speak or read 中文, your life here will … Continue reading

squat toilet

April 6, 2014
by Kevin Cook
6 Comments

(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, … Continue reading

living in china

February 17, 2014
by Kevin Cook
13 Comments

Living in China vs. Thailand: Which is Better for Westerners?

Let’s be honest. As a westerner, living in China vs. Thailand is an unfair fight. Thailand will win any day of the week because it’s geared toward outsiders and China is geared toward the Chinese. But before you totally discount … Continue reading

February 14, 2014
by Kevin Cook
14 Comments

Want to Teach ESL Overseas? 7-Step Guide (with Video)

Whether you’re a recent college graduate or a 40-something looking to escape from the 9 to 5 life, teaching ESL overseas is a perfect way to travel, experience a new lifestyle and make money all at once. Follow this 7-step … Continue reading

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