Monkey Abroad

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

October 24, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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El Nido, Palawan: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 16

El Nido is a town in the northern tip of Palawan famous for its stunningly gorgeous beaches. While I certainly do enjoy my time at the beach here, I want to go off the beaten path and share a different part of Filipino culture: cock fighting. I’m invited to attend some cock fights — it was free, I didn’t bet, and I DON’T SUPPORT COCKFIGHTING. Continue Reading →

October 17, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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Cebu, Philippines: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 15

We visit Cebu City, Philippines and have a full day of adventure riding jeepneys, exploring the Basilica Complex of Santo Nino, and visiting Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, Mango Square, Mactan, and many other spots. We also ate a ton of delicious Filipino food, including “pungko pungko,” and I got to experience the famous Larsian BBQ near Mango Square. With the help of my friend and guide, Paul, I saw so much of Cebu City in one day with only 20 bucks! Continue Reading →

October 10, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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Boracay, Philippines: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 14

Boracay is a small island in the Philippines known for its gorgeous beaches and fancy resorts. In this video, I show you how you can eat a day’s worth of delicious Filipino food, soak up the sun on the beach, hang out with Filipino locals, and enjoy a wild nightlife in Boracay – all for 20 bucks! Continue Reading →

October 5, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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Sapa Hill Tribe Homestay (Promo Video)

With its rolling hills of rice terraces, Sapa looks like something out of a painting. Thanks to Ocean Tours, I recently got to visit this insanely beautiful region of northwestern Vietnam. On my trip, I learned about the Hmong hill tribe, trekked through mountains and waterfalls, and enjoyed a secluded home stay. Watch my video to join me on this adventure! Continue Reading →

September 26, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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Hanoi, Vietnam: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 13

In Hanoi, Vietnam, I got a buffet breakfast, beef pho, bun cha, ice cream, Vietnemese egg coffee, sugarcane juice, four Hanoi beers, a room in a hostel, and explored the entire Old Quarter and western side of the city, all in one day -and all for LESS THAN 15 DOLLARS. That makes Hanoi OFFICIALLY the cheapest city I’ve ever visited. Continue Reading →

September 18, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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Saigon, Vietnam: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 12

In Saigon (Ho Chi Min City), Vietnam, I visit the Saigon Independence Palace, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Tao Dan Park, and a ton of other places. I eat a whole lot of Vietnamese food and street food, including the famous Bánh Mì Huỳnh Hoa, hang out with a bunch of locals, get a bed in a hostel dorm, and of course, drink dark & rich Vietnamese coffee and a couple Saigon beers – all for less than 20 bucks (445,000 VND). I tried, but couldn’t spend 20 dollars in a single day in Saigon! Continue Reading →

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