In May of 2018 I booked a last minute ticket to Bologna for a long weekend getaway from Barcelona. I tried couchsurfing for the first time and ended up having an unbeatable first experience with it. I stayed with two Israeli guys and an Italian/Indian guy who lived in the heart of Bologna and took me to all the best places to stuff my face with bolognese and gelato… my mouth is watering just thinking about it. I made it away to Florence as well and did some exploring on my own, but those nights staying up late talking, laughing, and cooking with these guys, exchanging music, listening to mind-blowing stories… those are the memories that I’ll take with me. Thanks a lot to these new brothers.