Monday, February 15, 2010

Haight/Ashbury, San Francisco

The intersection of Haight and Ashbury became famous in the early 1960’s thanks to its hippies hoodlums, and Grateful Dead associations. The remnants of the Beat generation are still seen today, as the modern-day Haight/Ashbury is lined with head shops, music stores, and cafes. Of particular excitement for us were the thrift stores (because used clothing is both trendy and cool). Everything from puppy litters to grams of cocaine are sold in this area, and it’s not uncommon to be approached by white-skinned rastas looking for ‘hugs or drugs.’ We survived our Haight/Ashbury experience unscathed, and enjoyed the eclectic vibe.

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