met on 5 november

Tom - at his place - amsterdam

Tom was our last night couchsurfer. He lives in what once used to be an office and he explained us the rules of anti-squats, but I probably did not understand the whole system. 

met on 4 november

Viola, Rob - Public Library - Amsterdam

Rob lives in Amsterdam since last September, where he is working for Heineken. Viola was there visiting him. We spent a lot of time inside the beautiful public library. Outside it was so heavily raining that they definitely needed our (mine and Alice's) brand new muji military raincoats. I forgot mine at his place (please send it to me!). 
I made him discover that there is a sort of door between his bedroom and the stairs. Really, he had never noticed it before.

Paolo, Alice, Melissa - just a bar - amsterdam

Paolo and Melissa were flying to Kenya, but stopped in amsterdam for the night. We just needed an empty bar and we found it. They were freezing cause the only had leather jackets with them, but we laughed a lot. 
Thanks to Alice for being such a good fellow traveller.


met on 3rd november

x and chiara - somewhere in amsterdam

everybody was there that weekend. while walking around i also met chiara and a friend. chiara and i shared some great, crazy and heavy times when we were 18.

met on 2nd november

 Yair, Amir - at Yair's place - Amsterdam

Yair accepted our couchsurfing request at 5.35 am, we already were at Linate airport and we were super happy, since we still had no place to stay. Reaching his house in the dark was kind of scary, but this effort was worth: it has been the best couchsurfing I've ever done. Both Yair and Amir come from Jerusalem and they are great people I hope to meet again in this life.


one of my life objectives is now that of going back to Yair's place to catalogue all the books accumulated in that incredible flat by him and all the people that lived there before.

met on 1st november

Cecilia's parents - Bioesserì - Milano

I woke up, they were here visiting my flatmate and they invited my out for lunch. Yes - what's more is that the restaurant was the organic one next to where we live. They were really nice and interesting. Thank you!

Edo - cape town - milano

I had to leave to Amsterdam the same night with Alice and after almost 50 couchsurfing requests we still had no place to sleep. I met Edo and suddenly remembered that he spent one year in Rotterdam, maybe he had acquaintances in Amsterdam! He was very kind and wrote an e-mail to a guy that he met during an ukulele festival (he plays ukulele), but the guy unfortunately could not host us because he had no heating in his flat.
Edo has a cinema blog: fast goose. worth reading.

met on 31 october

Aida, France - at their place - milano

what a couple! 
after living in paris he moved in with her. he finally found a job and she is simply preparing a list of all things that she suddenly needs. better he starts taking notes...

met on 29 october

Marta - via vigevano - milano

We casually met after quite a long time. We studied together, then she moved to Scotland and then back here. Good talk and healthy update about our lives.

met on 27 october

Angelo - panepasta - milano

He needed a "religious headgear" for the Hallowood party. Alice helped him, I watched them.
He was incredibly worried, but here's the final result:

met on 26 october

Mattia, Tommy - Gnappo's place, milano

Many people from my hometown that I had never met. Apart from: 
- Mattia and I where in high school together. Our classrooms were on the same floor and sometimes it happened that we had a break together. I met him after 6 years and we barely recognized. He used to wear a red cap and xxxxxl jeans.
- Tommy was my high-school boyfriend's best friend and I always thought he used to hate me. We obviously spent some time talking about him.

met on 25 october

Gloria, Roberto - hangar bicocca - milano

We queued together to "experience" the Tomas Saraceno installation On Space Time Foam, it was more or less 8 pm. In the end we discovered that we should have waited for at least another 2 hours to go upstairs and access the whole structure. We just entered and we saw it from below.
Gloria and Roberto work at Galleria Zero in Milano.



met on 23rd october

Elena - panepasta - milano

She finally arrived! Elena officially lives at PanePasta since August, but she arrived only in October.
She does not have any tattoos because "if the third world war comes and they want to deport me, they could recognize me by my tattoo".

met on 21st october

gianni, laura, flavia - da mimmo - bergamo

in love with Bergamo! they were in brescia, i was i milano: we met halfway, in bergamo. delicious dinner, infusion and then they drove me back home. 
frrrrriends and embarrassing bellyaches stories.

met on 20 october

Ceci - bicocca - milano

perfect sunny-but-not-hot saturday afternoon. 
"Ceci, what about going to hangar bicocca by bike?" "ok"
I like people that simply answer yes. Probably because I do not simply answer yes.
Dreaming about a world without cars. No, not without cars. A world where cars are used only when strictly needed. 
We went where we had to go by bike and now our asses are harder than yours.

met on 18 october

Giorgia - cape town - milano

We met on the train quarto oggiaro - cadorna. We both work for Henkel, but she is in the laundry division, so we almost never met. By the way, it was almost love at first sight.

met on 16 october

Giulia and - - via paolo sarpi, milano

Giulia and I definitely know each other, but we have only one common facebook friend that is not for sure the link. We are sure we know each other, but we come from different places, she is far younger than me, we studied different things, she moved to Milano only few months ago. So, we probably do not know each other, but:
- we've both been to Cambridge (but in different years) and we both had a lot of money stolen  by somebody on the street
- we discovered that in the past we both had a crush on the same boy from Parma (she is from Parma)

met on 15 october

Jeong - PanePasta

Jeong comes from Seoul and she travelling around Europe. She arrived in a rainy Milano, on monday morning: all shops were closed and she had no umbrella. She went for a walk on navigli, but were empty because they needed to be cleaned (at least i think so). 
We met through couchsurfing and when she arrived at my place she was drenched and tired, but always smiling and curious. 

met on 14 october

Aman and Nico - cascina gobba - milano

while i was home in brescia, they slept at my place in milano. we met at cascina gobba just to swap our keys. 
trains strike, no cars in milano to fight pollution and the only place where we could meet was cascina gobba that has its charm. 

and afterwards i met my neighbour giacomo who invited me for a late polenta lunch at some friends' place. they live at the seventh floor in an area where all houses are lower:

met on 13 october

Cami - in my car - Brescia

For my mother she has always been and will always be "Cami, the one who smokes so many joints". She's one of the easiest-going people ever met, she does not talk that much, she laughs.
Saturday afternoon in Brescia, after so much time. My brother just woke her up and she joined us.
He tried to convince her buying a video camera to film weddings and get paid for that, but she was not convinced at all. 

met on 7 october

Irem - PanePasta 

Irem comes from Istanbul, but she moved to Milano to study fashion. She came for a sort of PanePasta pavement dinner and she gained a Schwarzkopf product for her long hair. 

before the dinner -> Primitive Art live for kaleidoscope new issue launch