Monkey Abroad

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

traveling for 20 dollars a day

November 21, 2016
by Kevin Cook
38 Comments

Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day: Behind the Scenes

Eighteen episodes, hundreds of street food dishes, dozens of new friends, a few romances, a couple of bouts with food poisoning, and countless beers. After nearly five months of full-time traveling and filming, I’m taking a break from Traveling for 20 … Continue reading

20 Dollar Travel

April 19, 2016
by Kevin Cook
22 Comments

20 Dollar Traveling! Video Series: 2016 Schedule

Holy Cow! 我的天啊!It seems like this 20 Dollar Travel video series might actually work out! The pilot episode of 20 Dollar Traveling (Shanghai) was relatively popular, especially in China. In fact, lots of opportunities have suddenly emerged after the video went … Continue reading

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

living in china

February 17, 2014
by Kevin Cook
14 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

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