Edinburgh is a vibrant cosmopolitan city.
There is always something going on here.
The city is home to 12 major festivals annually, which bring talent from a third of the countries of the world to its venues and streets.
They are an intrinsic part of life in Edinburgh.
There is more to the city than festivals however, with a Pro12 Rugby team, 2 SPFL football teams, Murrayfield Stadium (which hosts the international rugby and a range of concerts from some of the world's biggest music artists).
If words are more your thing, it has been home to some great writers, from Sir Walter Scott to Irvine Welsh and JK Rowling.
Take a seat in one of the many coffee shops and read some of their work.
There is a wide range of music available in the numerous live venues that bring Edinburgh to life, from the traditional Scottish music of the Bothan DunEideann
through to hip hop acts like Mercury prize winning Young Fathers
There is an abundance of places to eat covering cuisine from all four corners of the globe, from street food to Michelin Star restaurants. You will never go hungry in Auld Reekie.