Listen up, solo travellers. This is what paradise looks like…
Bring a copy of Kerouac, load your iPod up with The Eagles, Nat King Cole and Chuck Berry. Just leave the calorie-counting book at home.
San Francisco’s Mission District is the city’s oldest neighbourhood and its culture is part-Latino, part-punk, part-hipster.
Once a working-class neighbourhood sheltering immigrants fleeing from oppression in Central America, the 1990s saw an influx of young professional people seeking cheaper rents in what was fast becoming one of America’s most expensive cities. Today the area is trying hard to hold on to its edginess and working-class roots and is resisting the gentrification of its culture.