San Francisco by Night: Mission Street

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Let me break your suspension of disbelief and admit that I am not writing this “today” … well it is still today by my standards because “tomorrow” starts at 6am and it’s only 5am right now … but WordPress is going to disagree with my definition and claim I have posted this tomorrow.

But despite this small glitch in how the calendar is arbitrarily constructed, I did manage to learn two things today.

The first and most important is that trying to book somewhere to stay for a single night on the same day you plan on showing up just doesn’t work. Now I don’t have enough data points to know exactly and for certain that it doesn’t work, but finding such a place in San Francisco at what I’m told is the height of  the tourist season … well it doesn’t work. I tried to find hostels, but all online things said nobody had any vacancies. I also tried Airbnb and didn’t even get a response … tried couch surfing and also didn’t get a response.

Hell, I even tried to beg the twitters for a couch to crash on for the night and there were no takers. Nobody wants to host for a guest that’s coming at 4am and staying until about 8am … possibly drunk out of his mind …

What was the other thing that I learned … I know it was something useful, but I can’t think of it for the life of me. So I’m going to go with having learnt that there is a Starbucks open all night in San Francisco and this means I have somewhere to “stay” until the trains  start running again at 8am.

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