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I was enjoying this read and opening all the links like little jewels for my treasure box and then I found you linked the article about asynchronous friendship. What a surprise and delight! I’m so pleased it resonated. 💫

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It really did, I only share what has made my brain sparkle each month. X

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I went to Bologna this past spring (not for the book fair) and loved it! Very walkable within the city

Some food recs: 1) Antica Trattoria Spiga. Humble little place with my favourite pasta dish of the trip. 2) Delizioso Food. Affordable and delicious middle eastern food. I had the shawarma wrap there twice.

There is food everywhere, including a lot of bakeries. My partner had a cannoli every time we passed by a window that had one.

If you have time outside of the fair, the observatory is a great place to visit even if you’re only somewhat interested in space/science/history. They do guided tours and the guides were fantastic. Super interesting and learned a lot.

We flew into Bologna but we did take a train out of there. We missed our initial train because the platform numbering system confused us. There were regular number platforms (1, 2, 3) and another “oeste” (west) set of platforms (1 oeste, 2 oeste) and we didn’t realize it. The people who work there helped us out and we were able to catch another train on a similar route 20 min later without having to buy different tickets. So just pay attention to the platform numbers!

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This is amazing! Thank you so much, I’ll definitely be checking out the food recs and the observatory. And thanks for the train platform tip - my biggest anxiety on the London Underground is going in the wrong direction!

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