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CHENGDU: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Episode 3 (VIDEO)


Can you travel Chengdu for 20 dollars (130RMB) per day? We visited Chengdu—the capital city of China’s Sichuan Province—with the help of Trevor James, a fellow YouTuber and food blogger. His passion for street food is impressive, and he showed us a ton of cheap local specialties to help make this the best episode of 20 Dollar Traveling yet!

Can you travel Chengdu – including HOSTEL, BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, TRANSPORTATION, SNACKS & ACTIVITIES – all for 20 dollars (130 yuan)?

We filmed this video last week on the day of the Dragon Boat Festival. I actually met Trevor last year the first time I visited Chengdu, but this was our first time to film together. It was a blast shooting videos with him; he knows so much about Chinese street food and that really helped me stretch my budget.

Chengdu is such an amazing city, and I’m glad I had a guide like Trevor to help me show YOU what Sichuan street food is all about!

Click here to check out: Trevor’s channel – The Food Ranger

Click here to check out: Trevor’s video from the same day

Addresses of locations in the video:

农贸市场 (Nóngmào shìchǎng)
青羊区苏坡中路5-10号 (qīngyáng qū sū pō zhōnglù 5-10 hào)

Name: 纯阳馆鱼香排骨面 (chún yáng guǎn yú xiāng páigǔ miàn)
Address: 青羊区吉祥街6号附6号 吉祥结店 (Qīngyáng qū jíxiáng jiē 6 hào fù 6 hào jíxiáng jié diàn)

Chengdu People’s Park on Metro Line 2 (central Chengdu)

GuangHuaCun street near the small south gate of SWUFE

Foot massage address: 成都市青羊区家园路 (Chéngdū shì qīngyáng qū jiāyuán lù)

Lazy Inn Hostel:
8 Jinluo Rd, Jinniu, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610000
Intersection:文化路,金罗路 (Wénhuà lù,Jīn luō lù)
Metro line 2: Baigoulin

Music produced by The Passion HiFi

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Upcoming video schedule:

JULY: Beijing 北京, Guangzhou 广州, Shenzhen (maybe), Taipei 台北, Hong Kong 香港 (maybe)
AUGUST: (Thailand) Phuket, Bangkok, Chiang Mai
SEPTEMBER: (Laos, Vietnam) Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh
OCTOBER: (Cambodia, Philippines) Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Cebu City, Palawan
NOVEMBER: (India) Mumbai, Delhi
DECEMBER: TO BE ANNOUNCED! (Germany? Romania? The North Pole??!)

Thanks for watching us travel Chengdu for only 20 dollars!

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Author: Kevin Cook

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


  1. Another great video. Rabbit head…not so sure…

  2. Thanks for another fun, and interesting video. We get to be armchair travelers!!

  3. Hey Kevin! Stumbled upon your site searching for ESL games. Awesome content! No better place to get your fill of rabbit head than Chengdu, that’s for sure. I started a China/travel related blog nearly a year ago: check it out if you have time!

  4. -Um comentário bastante importante:
    Vocês devem fazer mais vídeos juntos, isso já deu certo.
    Forte abraço a vocês, bom trabalho.

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