Amsterdam & Brussels
Flights from Istanbul to Amsterdam
These flights will take us from oriental Europe to western Europe, landing us in Amsterdam. There we will be meeting up with some close friends who live in Holland before we train down to Brussels to spend time with Kimi's former host family.
The best of Belgium - beer, waffles, chocolate & fries
This gift will let us experience the best of Belgium during our stay (though not all at once lest we fall ill). Throughout our stay, we will try each of Belgian beer, waffles, chocolate and fries for the authentic Belgian experience courtesy of you!
Train tickets from Amsterdam to Brussels
This gift will let us travel from Amsterdam to Brussels on a high-speed Thalys train. In Brussels we will be visiting Kimi's former host-family, who will host us again in this European capital. Chocolates, beer, moules-frites and waffles await!
Antalya & the Turquoise coast
12 island tour on a gulet (traditional Turkish sailing boat)
No trip to the Turquoise coast is complete without a trip on a gulet. This tour will take us to 6 islands around Fethiye Bay, including Yassicalar (Flat Island), Tersane Island, Cennet Köü (Paradise Bay) and Klopatra Hamami (Cleopatra's Bath).
Alp Pasa boutique hotel accommodation in Antalya
This gift will enable us to stay in Antalya's ancient district of Kaleici. The Alp Pasa hotel is an Ottoman mansion dating from the middle of the 18th century. It has a private open courtyard with a mosaic terrace, swimming pool and open air museum.
Flights from Istanbul to Antalya
These flights will transport us from Istanbul to Antalya, the gateway city to Turkey's Turquoise coast. The region boasts countless ancient ruins and an endless azure sea backed by mountains rising thousands of metres into the sky.
Turkish road trip from Antalya to Fethiye - car hire
This gift gives us the freedom to roam at our leisure throughout the Turquoise coast. We plan to drive between Antalya and Fethiye, stopping at Lycian ruins, the ancient city of Olympos, the eternal flames of the Chimaera & the habour town of Kalkan
Visit to a Turkish Hamam
This gift will allow us to visit the 700-year-old Balik Pazari Hamami, a traditional Turkish Hamam situated in Antalya's old town. This gift will provide us with a traditional Turkish bath, peeling and soap and oil massage.
Balloon ride over Cappadocia at dawn
Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is reputed to be one of Turkey’s greatest experiences. This tour will have us ballooning above Cappadocia's surreal landscape of fairy chimneys and honeycombed rock formations at dawn as the sun rises.
This gift will buy us accommodation in a Cappadocian cave hotel. This hotel looks amazing and comes highly recommended. It is five minutes from the centre of Goreme and should be a cosy place to stay for a couple of night.
Flights from Antalya to Cappadocia
These flights will carry us from Antalya to Cappadocia, a surreal dessert landscape with of fairy chimneys and honeycombed rock formations. It is said to be like nowhere else on earth and is home to one of Turkey's World Heritage sites.
Accommodation in Istanbul
This gifted accommodation in a charming building in downtown Galata close to the Golden Horn river in the European part of Istanbul. From here, we will be able to walk to the old city and its monuments and to Iskatal St, a hip& vibrant part of town.
Flights from Cappadocia to Istanbul
This gift will get us from Cappadocia to Istanbul, Turkey's vibrant capital. Istanbul is reputed to be one of the most amazing cities in the world. We can't wait to get to know it.
Istanbul Eats Walking Tour
This gift will allow us to attend a walking tour conducted by Istanbul Eats, a renowned Istanbul food blog. The tour will enable us to delve deep into the origins and flavours of Turkish cuisine, visiting local food stalls and restaurants.
Istanbul Museum Pass
This gift will provide us with entrance into the historical and cultural treasures of Istanbul, including the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, the Chora church and the Istanbul Mosaic Museum.
Melbourne to Europe
Return flights from Melbourne to Europe
This gift is the one that makes our honeymoon possible - return tickets from Melbourne to Europe. These tickets are our portal to Istanbul, Antalya and the Turquoise coast, Cappadocia, Amsterdam, Brussels, Sicily, Rome and a Abu Dhabi.
You can contribute any amount less than or equal to $793.00 to this gift.
Bici Baci Tours
Bici Baci hosts vintage Vespa tours of Rome. This promises to be an authentic way to get around Rome and see a good number of its amazing historic sites.
Flights from Sicily to Rome
These tickets will fly us from Catania in Sicily to the heart of Rome. We will leave behind us live volcanos, beautiful rocky Mediterranean beaches and ancient ruins and head to the Colosseum, Vespa tours down narrow streets and much more.
In central Rome, this establishment is an old-style wine shop. It should be a great place for a glass or two, accompanied by a tasty assortment of cheeses, salamis etc)
This cute mini-flat is located meters from the Pantheon in the center of Rome, and looks to be the perfect base to explore Rome. The suburb, Sant'Eustachio, is filled with narrow cobblestone laneways, centuries-old cafes and wine bars.
Rome's best coffee
Sometimes Lonely Planet makes some pretty bold claims. Apparently this unassuming cafe has Rome's best coffee. Given Lochie has succumbed to drinking Nescafé 43 out at Essendon Fields, best or not, a gift of coffee & breaky here will surely amaze.
Accommodation in Cefalu
This apartment is in the heart of the old town of Cefalu, a popular beach town founded by the ancient Greeks on the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily. The bedroom window looks out onto the azure sea. We can't wait to be there.
Accommodation in Trapani
This gift will enable us to stay in a gorgeous old apartment called 'House in the Clouds' in the heart of Trapani. Trapani is a beautiful and ancient port and fishing village in western Sicily. It will be our first stop in Sicily.
Flights from Brussels to Sicily
This gift will transport us from Brussels to the delights of Sicily. The largest island in the Mediterranean sea, Sicily is renowned for its impressive cultural legacy and diverse landscape.
Hydrofoil to Stromboli
Stromboli is a permanently active volcano, 2 hours north of Sicily by hydrofoil. We are both really excited about getting here. We want it to be active but not too active.
Sicilian road trip - car hire Sicily
This gift will let us roam throughout Sicily at our leisure, providing us freedom to meander along the beautiful Tyrrhenian coast from Trapani to Cefalu and Milazzo, before heading down the west coast to Taormina and Catania.
Stromboli volcano tour
These tours look amazing and accordingly to Loch and Anna are must do in Sicily. The hike also looks like a good way to burn off all the bombolonis we plan on eating.