I was lucky enough to spend time in the country before heading to London and actually see the true "English culture" aka having a pint after work, only kidding...not really. From Thirsk to Northallerton, Whitby, Leyburn, West Witton, Beverley and York -- the english country have captured my heart. A little quaint town can hold so much heritage, architecture, history and culture (even shopping!). It is definitely different from North America -- where everything is so big and spacious. England definitely has taught me that it is not always the size that matters but how much it has in store.
Photos by Andrew L. and KD Faustino