*Cue Full House Theme Song* The other day I talked about the stereotypes of LA- how I perceived it, and how I actually experienced it. Well today, San Francisco is up for discussion! It’s a city I’d been dying to visit for a long time…and when I arrived, I got some of the hottest, sunniest weather they’d seen in a while. I was enamored by the architecture (I bee-lined it for the Painted Ladies here, the gorgeous houses in the Full House intro), the parks, the city skyline, and of course the Golden Gate Bridge. At the same time, I was horrified by the cost of living ($60/night for a dorm bed!?) and the most glaring issue of all- the homeless population. Lesson to all from one who did very poor research- do your best to avoid staying in the Tenderloin district, especially if you’re solo. SF is freakin’ amazing- but I did kick off my stay in this notoriously homeless area with a physical assault where a man followed me into a Starbucks, hit me in the face, and ran out the door. It was unlucky and weird as hell, but it was an experience that’s worth noting should it make the next person a little more aware than I was! SO! As with my LA post, I’m curious- what comes to mind for you when you think of SF? Or if you’ve been, what was your experience/first impression like? I'm headed back there tomorrow, and I’m pretty pumped about it!