The first episode of our three-part podcast series with Visit California, Claudia Rodriguez-Biezunksi, owner of San Diego based sustainable clothing brand Sew Lowka, gives us her insight into the city's buzziest neighbourhood; Barrio Logan.
A fountain of knowledge on the area and an integral part of the community, she explains why this is the epicentre of the city's Mexican-American culture and takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge art, independent shopping and innovative cuisine.
Plus, The Upgrade hosts Fleur and Amira compare notes on the must-visit places that are on their radar. From speakeasies to cultural hotspots, there is so much to savour.
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