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
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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

June 19, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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Sichuan Peppercorn will NUMB your Mouth – 麻辣 málà (VIDEO)

China’s Sichuan province is famous for its numbingly spicy food. We visited Chengdu, the province’s capital, to give the signature Sichuan spice (málà 麻辣) a taste test at an outdoor market. WARNING: Watching this video may cause you to lose all … 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

January 25, 2015
by Kevin Cook
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China 2014 EXTRA VIDEO FOOTAGE COMPILATION (VIDEO)

2014 was a year spent almost entirely in China. I traveled to 11 cities in five provinces in the PRC and filmed way more footage than was necessary. This video is just some of those extra shots compiled in no particular … Continue reading

Grilled Squid

August 23, 2014
by Kevin Cook
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(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

Karakoram Highway

August 5, 2014
by Kevin Cook
7 Comments

(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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