It’s a city that moves. Visitors are constantly streaming through Scotland’s capital, and the population of the city swells by roughly one million during the month of August. Festival season, or “Fest” as it’s known to locals, is a time of both great joy and chagrin, as free entertainment reigns supreme but walking down the street takes nearly half an hour. Even when Edinburgh isn’t party central, its residents aren’t afraid to sing its praises. The city’s full of locals with an intense pride for both Scotland and Edinburgh, and you might have to coax information out of them over a “pint and a blether” (Scottish-speak for drink and a chat), as Edinburghers (yes, that’s really what they’re called) can be skeptical tourists. A majestic city, it’s one of those places where you watch the sun go down from the top of a hill and wonder just how you managed to wander into such a spectacular place. However you did it, keep going: Edinburgh was made for it.