Monkey Abroad

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

June 29, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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STREET FOOD SHOWDOWN – Ep. 1: Jianbing 煎饼 (VIDEO)

Jianbing 煎饼 is a simple, crunchy breakfast snack served all over China, and it’s my favorite Chinese street food. There are two vendors in my neighborhood, but there’s only enough room for ONE jianbing in my stomach! It’s time for a … 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

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

June 14, 2014
by Kevin Cook
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(VIDEO) The Effects of Exercising in China’s Air Pollution

It’s no secret that China suffers from some of the worst air quality in the world, but how does abhorrent air quality affect people who work or exercise outdoors? I want to see if I can tell the difference between exercising on … Continue reading

February 28, 2014
by Kevin Cook
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(VIDEO) Eating Pre-Packaged Chicken Feet in China

Americans snack on beef jerky. Chinese people snack on chicken feet. After months of living in China and seeing—but never touching—pre-packaged chicken feet on the shelves of every supermarket here, the time has come to sample this oddly popular Chinese snack. … Continue reading

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