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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 a hostel – ALL FOR 20 DOLLARS (130RMB)! Mao Zedong would be impressed.

We travel Beijing for 20 bucks. Here’s a breakdown of our costs:

Metro ride: 4 RMB
Roujiamo: 8 RMB
Bicycle rental: 30 RMB
Tiananmen Square: FREE
Sunflower cake: 2 RMB
Zhajiang noodles: 15 RMB
Qianmen Street: FREE
Banana: 2 RMB
Capital Museum: FREE
Water: 2 RMB
Nanluoguxiang: FREE
Roadside tofu snack: 5 RMB
Beef noodles: 14 RMB
Egg & veggie bing cake: 4 RMB
Big Tsingtao beer: 3.5 RMB
HouHai: FREE
Hostel: 40 RMB

Total: 129.5 RMB!

We stayed at Feel Inn Hostel
Address: No.2 Ci Qi Ku Hutong, Dongcheng District
(5 minutes from Tiananmen Square)


Training it from Shanghai to Beijing




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Author: Kevin Cook

I want to inspire you to pursue your own dream of traveling and/or living overseas!


  1. OK..Can I adopt Curtis? You make a good team and I’d love to have another son.

  2. You guys are great. You can always stay with us on the Russian River. Keep those videos coming. Thanks

  3. Ps slow down while you eat! Chinese will tell you it’s better for digestion!!!!!!

  4. Are you actually video taping and riding bikes with no helmets? I’m impressed Curtis visited a museum but the stunts have me on the edge of my seat! Safety first boys! We love the videos, keep on loving China and sharing your experiences!

  5. MY GOD….
    I saw u went to worker’s palace (that name…)
    That’s my dad’s workplace!
    now I’m regret that i didn’t go to there that day….
    I used to get there everyday!

  6. I love your video so much and I was impressed by your Chinese lol
    I hope u can video more cities in China 🙂

  7. So Kevin,What’s your next city?I can’t wait to see your next video.

    • Amazing videos. I love to travel as well. I`m from Brazil but I live in Connecticut US and planning to teach English very soon in China. Love the videos, keep posting please.

  8. ur videos are like brief introduction for those countries and cities. Short but with great information~as a foodie in China,i like ur video

  9. awesome video, keep it up bro.

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