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Cuba travel tips: everything you need to know to travel on a budget (part 1)

For what I had read before going to Cuba I was expecting that a month there would be quite expensive, and definitely can be, but you can also travel on a tight budget.

I spent an average of 23€ a day, but I travelled with another person, so for solo travellers, this amount would be higher for sure, and of course, everyone travels differently,  so no one ever has the same travel budget. I just put mine here as a reference, so you know that’s possible.

The first tip, never take a no for an answer, it’s important to negotiate, and it’s normal to ‘argue’ and ‘get upset’, always always speak out, if the situation is not fair or reasonable. Otherwise you will be paying more than in Switzerland or Norway.

Be prepared to sometimes be ignored in a Cuban shop and to be always the last one to be served (but not in a touristic place) 😉

👉🏽 Money

Cuba has 2 different currencies – Cuban Peso (CUP) also known as moneda nacional MN and Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC)  (25CUP = $1 USD =1CUC). Foreigners CAN (and should) use CUP it is not illegal, so don’t believe if someone tells you the opposite.

Probably the best tip I can give is NEVER ask the prices in Cuba, expect Cubans to give you always the prices in CUCs and to see other tourists using only this currency. When you ask they know you are not sure… Assume always that the prices are in Pesos Cubanos (CUP), and pay for it straight away, the only exceptions are the touristic restaurants and bars, long-distance taxis, hotels/casas and tour operators, but you’ll realise that they always write CUC in front of the price. So if you see a menu (carta) with coffee – 1, it means that the price is 1CUP (about 4 cents) and not 1CUC ($1 dollar).

You only need CUCs to pay for: long distance transports, accommodation, museums, touristic spots and water. (0.5L – 45CUC;   1.5L – 0.70CUC;  5L – 1.90CUC) for everything else use CUPs. We came across some upsetting situations in Trinidad and Havana when buying water, the staff from the supermarket didn’t have the prices in the water and despite the fact that we knew the price and gave the correct amount they asked for much more. Step your foot down and argue loudly so everybody know what they are doing,  they don’t just ask for a few more cents, they ask for a 1,5L 3 o 4 CUC.. what they are doing is illegal and you can ask to speak with the manager or even call the number that is on the wall for the customer service. Demand that they scan your product and give you a receipt like they do when serving a Cuban.

Always choose places that have the prices displayed, it’s current practice, so when they don’t have it, they will probably create a new price just for you. (check out the pictures below they all have prices displayed in CUPs and keep in mind that $1=25CUP)

The prices don’t change much around the island, so having the average food prices in mind should help (all prices in CUPs):

  • sandwich  2-12 CUP
  • pizza  5-10 CUP
  • natural juice/milkshake 3-5 CUP
  • coffee 1-2 CUP
  • chocolate bar 5-10 CUP (depended on size)
  • small sweets 1-2 CUP
  • peanut bars / seed bars 5-7 CUP
  • ice cream 1-5 CUP
  • popcorn 5CUP
  • one paper cone with peanuts 1 CUP
  • 1 big avocado 5-10CUP
  • 3 big mangos 5-10CUP
  • 1 hot dish (rice with beans and salad)  – 10-25CUP
  • fried banana 5CUP
  • All snack varies from 3-10CUP
  • Piña colada 5-10CUP
  • Mojito 10-12 CUP
  • pasta 10 CUP
  • beer (Cerveja dispensed is the cheapest one) 5-25 CUP
  • soda in a cup 1-2 CUP
  • hot chocolate 5 CUP
  • churros 3-5 CUP
  • malt beverage 10-25 CUP

The average price for local transports in CUPs:

  • bus – 1CUP (they call it guagua)
  • bici taxi – 5CUP – 10CUP

I brought cash to fund my whole trip so don’t really know how reliable are the ATM, but saw a couple in each capital district.

Exchanging money it’s easy but like everything in Cuba takes time and queuing outside. Ask for the CADECA the official place to exchange money and of course, don’t do it in the street. It is possible to exchange U.S. Dollars, Euros, British Pounds, and a few others. But U.S. Dollar is by far the worst one because it gets charged a 10% fee in addition to the exchange rate.

Exchange your money to Convertible Cuban Pesos (CUC) first and then some Convertibles(CUC) to Cuban Pesos (CUP). (Don’t forget to take your passport).

Paying in convertibles (CUC) and getting change in CUPs is the most popular trick so familiarize yourself with the money and always check your change.

👉🏽Where to stay 

The cheapest options are the casas particulares, a kind of Airbnb or guest house. Finding a casa is extremely easy, there are plenty available everywhere, we didn’t book any house in advance and was always easy and quick to find one. Simply walk around the area you want, knock on the door of a house with the blue sign and ask to see a room, then decide if you want to stay there or see the next one.

We always negotiate our price to fit our budget that was €20 per night and we found always a house that was willing to do that price for us, even in the more touristic areas like Havana, or Trinidad, so don’t get afraid when they start saying that is the high season, all the cases are full, etc.. Cuba truly has a huge offer.

Breakfast is normally not included and the price is between 5-6CUC, but to be fair you will eat exactly the same out for a fraction of that price, so we never ate at the casas.

👉🏽Eating and drinking 

Someone that I met there told me “we are not here to eat” when I was complaining about the food, and lack of options…. and that really needs to be the attitude because Cuban food is by far the worst I ever came across.  In the other hand it’s ridiculously cheap and why to worry about eating when you can drink 🙂 natural fruit juice of course 😉

The lowest-cost options are at street-side stores they normally have sandwiches, pizza, rice with beans, pasta, natural fruit juice and coffee, but not all the options at the same time.

They have two types of places, the state-run restaurants and the particulares, the last one is a bit more expensive than the other one but not really a big difference, it’s like instead of paying 1 dollar for your meal you will pay 2, only if that private restaurants (particular) serves locals.

Cooking your own food it’s not an option at all, but what we did to complement our meals was to buy fruits like avocado and mango and ask at the restaurants to cut it for us.

Fresh juices are amazing and very cheap, if you have an empty water bottle with you, ask them to refill it with juice (1,2,3.. cups) it’s a normal practice between locals.

We never got sick from the food or drinks (only feed up😂)

👉🏽Being Vegan (or) Vegetarian 

Well, where to start… to say the truth, being vegan in Cuba can be very hard when you are travelling on a budget, and off the beaten path.

While you always have the option of eating at the casas particulares, that with your guide will be able to cook something for you,  it’s not the cheapest option or any different from the things you can eat outside. Cooking is also not an option, because they will not allow you to use their kitchens.

Carrying a knife is truly a life saver, you can just eat some salad or fruit when you want. Cubans sell seasonal fruit and vegetables using street carts, it is more likely to find them during the morning. Fresh fruit is by far one of the top foods you can eat, the most common are guavas, papayas, pineapples, bananas, mangoes, avocados, mamoncillo and coconuts.

Here are some names of the most common food, if you don’t speak Spanish it would be important to get familiarised with them:

  • arroz (rice)
  • ensalada (salad)
  • frijoles (beans)
  • arroz morro or moros y cristianos  (black beans + rice)
  • fruta (fruit)
  • maduros (fried sweet plantains)
  • tostones (fried green plantains)
  • Yuca frita or cassava (a root vegetable)
  • pan (bread)
  • papas (potatoes)
  • Batido (milkshake)  *not vegan
  • jugo natural (natural fruit juice)
  • Cucurucho (desert with coconut and pineapple)
  • pudin or flan (pudding flan) *not vegan
  • Pasteles dulces (bakery)
  • mani (peanuts)

More touristic places, like Havana, Trinidad or Viñales will have a better option than the rest of the country, but not much..

So far, for me, Cuba was the hardest country to eat well as a vegan (sorry to say that if you are planning a trip to Cuba 😆) You will definitely not to starve but you will get sick of the same food every day, specially if you are travelling like me for a long time, by the end I couldn’t think about eating more of the same again 😫 the smile in my face holding the food was just for the photos  haha 😂

photography – all rights reserved – Ana Rocha

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Beetroot Hummus (hummus de beterraba)

The colour and the taste of this Beetroot Hummus is amazing !! Great to eat with chips, bread,  sliced cucumber, carrots or celery…

  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 3 small beetroots (cooked)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin

if using dried chickpeas: In a large glass bowl, cover chickpeas with cold water and soak overnight. Drain chickpeas and place in a large saucepan; cover with water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for about 1 hour (until they are soft). Drain and allow to cool.

if using fresh beetroots: In a large saucepan cover the beetroots with water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until tender; drain and allow them to cool.

Place all ingredients in a food processor (or blender) and pulse until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings and ingredients to taste. If it is too thick, add a little water into the mixture until the texture is just right.

Chill and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage.

PT: hummus de beterraba

A cor e o sabor deste hummus é incrível !! É óptimo com tortilhas de milho, pão, tiras de pepino, cenoura ou aipo…

  • 1 caneca de grão de bico
  • 3 beterrabas pequenas (cozidas)
  • Sal e pimenta a gosto
  • 1 c. de sopa de azeite
  • 3 c. de sopa de tahine
  • sumo de 1/2 limão
  • 2 dentes de alho
  • 1/2 c. chá cominhos em pó 

Se usares grão de bico secos: Numa tigela de vidro grande, cobrir o grão de bico com água fria e deixar de molho durante a noite. Escorrer o grão de bico e levar a cozer em lume médio por 1 hora (ou até que estejam macios). Escorrer e deixar arrefecer.

Se usares beterrabas frescas: Colocar as beterrabas a cozer numa panela grande, em lume médio até que fiquem tenras. Escorrer e deixe arrefecer.

Colocar todos os ingredientes num processador de alimentos (ou liquidificadora) e triturar até que fique uma pasta homogênea. Ajustar os ingredientes a gosto se necessário. Se o hummus ficar muito espesso, colocar um pouco de água até que fique no ponto.

Guardar no frigorifico por 3 dias ou congelar. 

Vegan Strawberry Sorbet with 2 ingredients (Sorvete de morango vegano)

This Vegan Strawberry Sorbet is made with only 2 ingredients and it only takes 5 minutes to prepare 😮 😮 .

It’s fresh, delicious and healthy!

  • 4 cups frozen strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp date syrup
  • fresh mint leaves (optional)

Add the frozen strawberries and the date syrup (or another sweetener), to the bowl of a food processor. Process until creamy.
TIPS:  Add the sliced mint leaves and mix.

Fresh strawberries can be used in place of frozen however, the fresh strawberries must be frozen solid.

Vegan Strawberry Sorbet 2 ingredients

PT: Sorvete de morango vegan com 2 ingredientes

Sorvete the morango com 2 ingredientes 😮 e pronto em 5 minutos. É fresco, delicioso e saudável!

  • 4 canecas de morangos congelados
  • 3 colheres de sopa de xarope de tâmaras 
  • folhas de menta fresca (opcional)

Adicionar os morangos congelados e o xarope de tâmaras (ou outro adoçante), no processador de alimentos e processar até ficar cremoso.

DICAS: Adicionar folhas frescas de menta picadas e misturar.

Pode-se usar morangos frescos em vez de congelados, no entanto os morangos frescos devem ser congelados antecipadamente até ficarem sólidos.

Vegan Strawberry Sorbet

Banana, Cacao and Dates Raw Vegan Mousse (mousse de banana, chocolate e tâmaras)

Raw Vegan Mousse with Banana, Cacao and Dates

This mousse is very healthy, has 3 ingredients and takes 3 minutes to prepare. Is egg free, gluten free, nut free, lactose-free and vegan.

  • 1 banana
  • 1tbsp cocoa powder
  • 5 dates (pitted)

Mash up your banana until it is a puree, add the cocoa and stir to combine well. Add the dates and crush in a pestle with the other ingredients.

TIPS:  If you prefer a creamy mousse blend all ingredients.

garnish with something like sliced almonds, dried coconut,  peanuts, etc. It’s also great to spread on toast too.

Raw Vegan Mousse

PT: mousse de banana, chocolate e tâmaras

Esta sobremesa é muito saudável, tem apenas 3 ingredientes e leva 3 minutos para a preparar. 

  • 1 banana
  • 1 c.de sopa de cacau em pó
  • 5 tâmaras (sem caroço)

Esmagar a banana até que fique em purê, adicionar o cacau e misturar bem. Adicionar as tâmaras e esmagar num pilão com os outros ingredientes.

DICAS: para um consistência mais cremosa misturar todos os ingredientes num liquidificador. 

Decore a gosto com amêndoas, côco ralado, amendoins, etc… É também ótimo para barrar no pão.

Raw Vegan chocolate Mousse with Banana and Dates

Marrakech Travel Guide

Marrakech is a wonderful and fascinating city to travel to, but the hustle and bustle, noise, traffic, heat, and the crowds, take some time to get used to.

People have different feelings about the city, same love it others hate it. The intense heat in the Medina, the intimidating nature of some men, pollution, constant harassment, rubbish everywhere, and animal exploitation are between the main reasons,  I can definitely see both sides and no place is only good.

I personally had a great experience, most likely because most people thought my partner was Morrocan 🙂

Marrakech is one of the most visited Moroccan cities and is also called ‘’the red city’’ because of the colour of its walls.

Marrakech is a city of small paths, amazing crafts and colourful atmosphere, is known for its markets, food scene, riads (traditional accommodation around a courtyard) and medina, the heart of the city.

Lost and found in Marrakech, the medina and the souks

The Medina is the ancient walled city that dates from the 12th century, a place to get lost walking the winding streets. All Moroccan cities have an older part where the medinas are located.

Visit the medina first thing in the morning is great, just before everything opens, so you can feel the city waking up. Also, make sure you get off the main streets and explore the hundreds of alleys without shops.

The medina is a place for selling and buying all kinds of products, and their streets are packed with shops and street vendors. The Marrakesh medina is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

The souks of Marrakech are messy, chaotic, colourful, smelly but kind of fantastic at the same time. I loved walking around watching life going by. The souks sell a variety of items such as carpets and rugs, traditional Muslim attire, used clothes, livestock, and fresh produce. Haggling is still a very important part of the trade in the souks.

Unlike the medina, the souk is a temporary structure that goes up in the morning and down later in the day, located in an empty field.

When you walk around, leaving the more touristic routes, you can find markets where you will see locals buying fresh ingredients. 

The alleyways and narrow turns seem to go on and on, they are packed with the busyness of the city so as the streets are usually packed, it’s the perfect place for pickpockets. Don’t be too complacent.

The top tip here is, if you don’t wish to buy anything, don’t ask neither answer. Simply keep walking and smile.  Also knowing two simple Arabic words can get you a long way: La= No, Choukran=thank you. 

Jemaa el-Fnaa 

Somehow Jemaa el-Fnaa comes on top of most websites and guides as a must place to go in Marrakech.

Jemaa el-Fnaa it’s a very busy market in the main square packed with stalls selling local wares/food, musicians, acrobats, and storyteller. Is quite an aggressive place for tourists, in the way you can’t really walk around without being disturbed, the harassment is constant, so get ready to feel overwhelmed to start. 

There are also snake charmers and men with monkeys chained to them trying to get people to pay for a photo. The animal tourism here is cruel so please don’t encourage it by paying to take pictures with the animals. As you know we create the demand..

I would still recommend you to go but lower your expectation…wasn’t my favourite part of Marrakech at all.  You can always go up to one of the bars and cafes overlooking the square and spend some time watching all of the antics going on below.

Some people say that if you skip Djemaa El-Fna you miss the soul of the city unless hardcore harassment is Marrakech’s souls it’s hard for me to agree with that statement.

Be aware of pickpocketers at Jemaa al-Fna square.

Enjoy the calm of the parks
Cyber Park Arsat Moulay Abdeslam

Just outside of the medina is the Cyber Park Arsat Moulay Abdeslam, that dates back from the 18th century,  a set of beautiful gardens with fountains and plants. A perfect place for a walk around and relax.

Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle garden)

The Majorelle gardens are located about 500 meters from the medina, behind the central bus station. It’s a charming place, wrapped by a water canal, with stunning cactus, exotic plants, palm trees, a lily pond, and a small bamboo forest.  Although this was not my favourite, I like the gardens to be tranquil and peaceful, and this one is usually pretty busy.

The entrance fee is 70 Dirhams (£5.50) per person plus an extra 30 Dirham to visit the Berber Museum.

Le Jardin secret

Le Jardin secret is a beautiful private medina garden revived for the 21st century that displays an exotic and traditional Islamic garden. (50Dirhams ~ £4.10)

Menara gardens

This isn’t really a garden, but acres of olive trees and an empty pavilion in the back. Not really worthy of 70 MAD entrance fee at all.

Bahia Palace

The Bahia Palace was built in the 19th Century, and it offers some quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the Medina. The palace has beautiful courtyards and rooms with magnificent ceilings. A must see if you like architecture as there’s lots of intricate tile, paint and woodwork.

The admission ticket is 70 Dirhams (£5.50) to go inside and walk around the grounds.

El Badi Palace

The Badi Palace is in bad shape nowadays but it offers fantastic views of Marrakech from the terrace where you can see the Atlas Mountains on a clear day.

It cost 70 Dirhams (£5.50) to visit the vast palace ruins, with its large pools and orange trees.

Koutoubia Mosque

Koutoubia Mosque is located right by Jemaa el-Fnaa and is the largest mosque in Marrakech. Unfortunately, you can also see it from outside and walk around the gardens unless you’re Muslim.  This place is quite beautiful after sunset when the light bouncing off the mosque.

There’s a public garden right behind Koutobia called Parc Lalla Hasna, is a great place to photograph the mosque and the minaret.

Ali Ben Youssef Medersa

(Closed for renovation works until 2020)

Ben Youssef Madrasa is a Quranic learning centre that was once the largest in North Africa and remains nowadays among the most splendid. The inscription over the entrance reads, “You who enter my door, may your highest hopes be exceeded”.

Saadian Tombs

The Saadian Tombs, located in the south of the medina, contain the remains of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur and members of his family. 

The structure dates from the late 16th century while interesting, the tombs can be very crowded with visitors. Some ornaments are quite impressive, reminding slightly Alhambra.

The tombs were built with marble imported from Italy and they have beautiful stucco work made with cedar wood.

Bab Agnaou

Bab Agnaou is a beautiful getaway to the old city built in the 12th century, right next to the Saadian Tombs.

The gateway used to have a stone that had a blueish hue in the beginning but that the desert sands turned into the reddish colour.

La Mamounia Hotel

My suggestions are not to stay at the La Mamounia Hotel, where the room price goes at £400 a night, but instead just to visit the most historic and famous hotel in Marrakesh.

Wondering around Marrakech

Walking around without a plan is wonderful, you will stumble on amazing markets where locals are buying fresh ingredients; stunning doors, alleys, and picturesque mosques. 

Landing in Marrakesh can be a bit overwhelming in the beginning, and tourist scams are far too common, be aware and enjoy. Find here the 15 essential tips for visiting Marrakesh  

photography – all rights reserved – Ana Rocha

Vegan Eco-Friendly SEX, tips to use under the sheets

Vegan Eco-Friendly Sex Life

Leaving a cruelty-free life is much much more than just caring for the food we eat. It’s literally about living a cruelty-free life as much as possible and that includes sex.

Sex should be fun, exciting and pleasant and not another way for us to increase our carbon footprint and keep destroying the environment.

When I found out that many necessary sex products contain animal ingredients it was a shock… There are things that you don’t even question, right? After that, I started researching and looking for solutions. After that point, I opened the door to a new world of eco-friendly sex products.

I care that the products I use in my body are nontoxic, nonirritating, and align with my lifestyle and values— so they need to be animal-free and environmentally friendly.

Is your sex life impacting the environment?

Is not enough to only think about reducing plastic cups and straws, we need to think about how we currently live our lives on a deeper level.

Almost everything we buy and use is disposable, so we may not be doing a load of good to the world when we don’t think about our choices. Being a conscious consumer means making the best choices you possibly can.
Luckily, the act of sex itself is not bad for the environment at all 🙂 and there are great options in the market of products that are good quality, eco-friendly and cruelty-free, from vegan condoms, organic lubricant to sex toys.

So there is no need to buy products that contain animal byproducts, that use non-sustainable materials and ingredients that are harmful to us.

How to have a vegan-eco-friendly vagina?
Vegan eco-Friendly Lubricant

Some products in the market can be really harmful to our lady parts, with parabens and chemicals based in petroleum, that have been linked to hormone imbalances, infertility and some cancers. Not to talk about global warming.

Thankfully there are plenty of brands making vegan, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly lube, without parabens or glycerin.

My personal choice here is Good Clean Love because they are really good for sensitive skin and also good to the planet. Good Clean Love lubricants are made of plant-based ingredients, water-based and organically certified. Their products work really well for me.

Sex toys

This is a real problem that no one is talking about.. what to do with the sex toys that we don’t want anymore? Well most of them end up in the landfill… stubbornly not biodegrading.

I don’t really know any recycling programs so while we wait for a take-back program we need to be more thoughtful on how many items we purchase and what materials we choose.

So to have an eco-friendly orgasm and to have your conscience clean, for the sake of the world and your body, there are some options out there.

The greener options are the ones made from glass, silicone, stainless steel, ceramic, or even recycled hardwood, there are also soft-to-touch vibrators made with natural materials.

Make also sure they are waterproof, phthalate-free and chargeable, so you don’t have to use batteries.

What about condoms?

To start here I stand by the idea that is always better to have sex with any condom than sex without one. We are responsible to protect ourselves and others when we are sexually active.

Now you are asking, what is the problem with condoms?

Well, I will start from the beginning… More often than not condoms rely on animal testing, the majority of condoms are made of latex, along with stabilisers, preservatives, and hardening agents, so because is not made only from 100% natural latex, condoms are not biodegradable.

The most sustainable type of condom is latex, which is a renewable resource that biodegrades. Polyurethane condoms, definitely won’t degrade and aren’t recyclable either.

There are condom brands in the market that are 100% vegan, fair trade, non-toxic, cruelty-free, made with sustainable materials and paraben free.

When you want to spice things up

There are also great options for the BDSM community, with more accessible vegan items that are ethically made, many from recycled rubber. Just avoid leather or silk restraints, or anything feathered. Use hemp or bamboo rope for bondage.

Intimate washes

When we talk about intimate washes we talk about products that go well on an area that relies on a careful balance of bacteria to stay healthy.

The products need to be unscented and non-toxic to not undo our natural balance.

I personally use the Balance Moisturizing Personal Wash from Good Clean Love, it helps cleanse, and to maintain optimal vaginal pH levels, and even though it refreshes and eliminate odour is free of artificial fragrances, harsh soaps and parabens.

They also sell an Intimacy Essential Kit that contains an organic personal lubricant, 12 individually-wrapped, pH-balancing wipes and one aphrodisiac essential oil bottle.

To keep in mind…

Remember that individually we will not save the world, but every little bit counts.

Do your part for the environment and share the love and in this case what’s better than being eco-friendly while having pleasure at the same time?!

Is there anything you do in the bedroom (or other parts of the house) to be cruelty-free and more eco-friendly whether you’re vegan or just looking after your body?

eco vegan sex Love

Prambanan and Borobudur – How to visit both without a tour

Yogyakarta is an extraordinary Indonesian city nearby two stunning UNESCO world heritage sites. The Borobudur and the Prambanan.

I highly recommend spending time in Yogyakarta and using the city as the base to visit both sites.

The Borobudur and the Prambanan temples are vastly different in architecture and style, the first is Buddhist and the other Hindu. Prambanan impresses more for the details, and Borobudur impresses because of its size.

Borobudur had my slight preference, purely because I loved the carvings and the views from the top. I also really liked the Prambanan’s temples set against a green landscape but in the end, Borobudur left a bigger impression.

Both deserve a visit and if you are short in time you can visit both easily on the same day, without a tour, using only public transports.

Just keep in mind that Borobudur and Prambanan are not close to each other. Borobudur is located to the northwest of Yogyakarta (45km) and Prambanan is closer to the east part of Yogyakarta (16km).

How to see both Borobudur and Prambanan in One Day

My suggestion is to visit the Borobudur temple in the morning and the Prambanan temple in the afternoon catching the sunset.

Get the Trans-Jogja busses 2B or 2A (Rp 3,500 ~$0.25) to go from central Yogyakarta to Jombor bus terminal located in northern Yogyakarta.

Get the bus to Borobudur Bus Terminal, the journey takes about 60-90 minutes (Rp.25,000 ~$1.40)

From Borobudur, Bus Terminal walk 5-10 minutes to the Borobudur Temple.

When you finish visiting the temple, take a bus from Borobudur back to Yogyakarta and get the TransJogja bus that goes directly to Prambanan – Route 1A (Rp.4,000 ~$0.22)

Hope you’ve found the tips useful 🙂

photography – all rights reserved – Ana Rocha