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


The Great North Welsh Railway Journey: 5 – Llandudno

Beyond a neat, landscaped garden stands well-maintained Victorian townhouses, enhanced by the sunlight in sparkling white; ironclad verandas sit atop the main shopping street filled with fashionable cafes and restaurants as if lifted straight from a classic romantic film

The Great North Welsh Railway Journey: 4-Conwy

Having transversed Conwy valley yesterday, I arrived at its namesake walled town. Roughly midway on the road between Chester and Holyhead, Conwy (anglicised as Conway) has been an important travel outpost for Ireland since the Middles Ages, and the postcard-perfect little town is home to another World Heritage Castle.

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.

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