I remembered the quote wrong. It’s actually:
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
But it would be wrong to say that the countryside in England is like a foreign country when compared to the cities. That would imply that one of the two is more English than the other. That said, I think it is fair to say that the two are different enough to be different countries.
But, as ever, I’m getting ahead of myself.
Basically, I’m a useless relative. I never go to stuff.