Got myself distracted, didn't I. Am planning a trip to York, England, and then on to Paris, France. That's a good distraction, isn't it. :-)
Am travelling with an American who didn't want to see cities. I think it's because she's seen only US cities. Cities in Europe, no matter the country, are always more exotic than cities in the US. The buildings are older, all the street signs are different from American ones, and the streets are hardly ever straight. The city centers are usually very compact and easy to get around in on foot. It's like European cities are founded around a town square, while American ones are founded around a road.