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City Ideas for Several-Day Trip from Edinburgh

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DS has been admitted to U of Edinburgh (!!!), and he'll likely go to university there (we live in the U.S.). It may be just me taking DS to school, DH may not get the time off work. We're tentatively planning that DS and I will go early enough for several days of being tourists in the area before getting him settled into Edinburgh and the university.

After that, I'm thinking of taking a couple of days, maybe three nights, as I'll already be in Europe, to go somewhere on my own, just for me! It would need to be somewhere easy to get to via EasyJet or RyanAir from Edinburgh, then a direct flight to Frankfurt for the flight back to the U.S.

The easy option, very delightful, would be to spend time in a city I know and enjoy - Paris, Brussels (really) or Bologna are tops for this. But I'm also thinking of trying a city I've never been to (preferably somewhere DH has no interest in): Lisbon, Vilnius/Kaunas, Barcelona (which we've been to, but I loved more than DH), ????. We've been to most major cities in Italy, and a number in France and Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Switzerland. Not interested in the Germanic countries for this venture. DH is interested in Scandinavia, so I'll leave those out for now.

I love culture and museums, primarily art; history of most eras; and good regional food.

I'd love to hear any ideas or suggestions - I'm definitely having fun day-dreaming about the possibilities.

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