This past summer (July 2012) I took a trip to see some family I hadn’t seen in years (about 22 years to be specific). Most of my extended family still lives in Poland and I have a cousin that lives in England. I finagled my way to get two weeks vacation time, booked my ticket and (over) packed my bags.
Leicester (sounds like Lester) is a nice city and to be honest I spent a lot of time hanging out with my family as I was staying with my cousin, her husband and their baby. I also had 2 other cousins and one of their boyfriends visiting from Poland during my visit so it was a full house and never a dull moment.
We did quite a few day trips and my first taste of the quaint English countryside was in Stratford-upon-Avon, otherwise known as Home of Shakespeare. I really had no expectations of the town but I was really blown away by the beauty of it.