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

July 9, 2016
by Kevin Cook
16 Comments

BEIJING: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Episode 4 (VIDEO)

We travel BEIJING, China and saw Tiananmen Square, Qianmen Street, Houhai, Nanluoguxiang, the Capital Museum, and other places. We ate roujiamo, Beijing style noodles, and other delicious Beijing street food and beer, PLUS we rented bicycles and got a room in … Continue reading

June 29, 2016
by Kevin Cook
4 Comments

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
2 Comments

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

Travel Shanghai

April 5, 2016
by Kevin Cook
27 Comments

SHANGHAI: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Episode 1 (VIDEO)

Is it possible to travel Shanghai for 20 dollars a day, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, transportation, and everything in between? Watch this video and I’ll show you how far you can go with only 20 bucks (130 RMB)!

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

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