Blog of Justin Cheuk, home to writing on London, Hong Kong, Studying Abroad, Trains and Travels.


The Great North Welsh Railway Journey: 3– Ffestiniog

Ffestiniog Railway to Blaenau Ffestiniog: what is quite possibly the most beautiful grey town, with the oldest railway company in the United Kingdom.

The Great North Welsh Railway Journey – 2. Highland Railway to Porthmadog

At over 25 miles in length and almost two hours in duration, it is no fairground ride either. It is a proper working railway going through some of the most spectacular landscape of Snowdonia, propelled by steam.

Cross the Thames Up in the Air: Emirates Air Line

Cross the Thames Up in the Air: Emirates Air Line

There are many ways you can cross the Thames in London. Besides walking, roads, trains and tubes, you can also chose to cross via a rope hanging ninety metres above the water.

The Great North Welsh Railway Journey – 1. Caernarfon

North Wales. The idea began on a facebook scroll. The image was stereotypically grey. I was, fittingly, in a library...

Retained in Translation: Comparing Namesake Streets of Hong Kong and the UK

Hong Kong’s street names are one of more visible legacy from the British era. Whether they are derived from public figures...

Interview with the BBC!

Interview with the BBC!

Firstly, Apologies for the short hiatus in the recent week. Chinese New Year was a factor, and when your parents...

Chinese New Year is Just Like Christmas, But Better

Just like Christmas (and Thanksgiving), Chinese New Year is a major homecoming event. However, CNY is better because it is also New Year: with parades and fireworks all rolled into one giant festival.

Monopoly – Durham Student Edition!

Where nostalgia for Durham meets January procrastination. Monopoly board for Durham Students, along with Chance and Community Chest!

Justin’s London (I): Brixton Market

Running up the stairs from the underground ticket hall nothing too much seemed to have changed. Despite my middle of a weekday arrival, the street remains bustling as always and perhaps even more so for David Bowie's recent passing. The regular fixtures on the high street remain, so was the crowd by the bus shelter that seems to continuously refill with new passengers emerging from the underground. That feeling of familiarity from a few years ago did give me a sense of warming in my heart

HONG KONG MONOPOLY… with Current prices

Perhaps in acknowledgement that nobody would ever be able to afford the properties anyway, Hong Kong editions love to include places where nobody lives: good luck if your lifelong dream is to relocate to Chek Lap Kok. Hong Kong monopoly, with current prices.

Those that got away: an investigation of England-eligible Foreign Internationals

In a desperate attempt to avoid real work during the holidays, I scoured through the internet (mostly Transfermarkt, the Premier League website and Wikipedia) and found at least 108 England-eligible players across the top 4 divisions who for whatever reason chose to play international football for another nation. It was procrastination in its finest and almost became an immigration study.

Creating ‘Us’ on the Pitch: Identity Politics in Hong Kong Football

Creating ‘Us’ on the Pitch: Identity Politics in Hong Kong Football

The Hong Kong national football team will play their ‘big brother/Darth Vader’, PR China, on Tuesday 17th, in what is...

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