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

Seaside

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

北威爾斯 鐵道遊 4. Conwy城堡

在北威爾斯的保存鐵路上渡過了美滿的一日後,我再次回到海岸,到另一古城參觀。 雖是鐵道遊,因有偉大的Engineering Work「保佑」,結果只能坐巴士。殘念… 沒要緊。本篇的賣點是Conwy(康威城?)一日遊。Conwy是北威爾斯海岸線上一個被城牆環繞的寧靜古城,跟早前到過的Caernarfon一樣有座世界遺產級的城堡。同是愛德華一世入侵威爾斯後的傑作,Conwy相比下來沒有首都的奢華,卻更增一點實用性。沒有Caernarfon羅馬神話的庇佑指導,Conwy建城的理由簡單得很:那地自中世紀以來就已是兵家必爭之地,總要建座城堡保衛一下。 而且,除了三月例牌的英倫灰,Conwy看來是個宜居的地方?

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.

北威爾斯・鐵道遊-1.加拿分城 (Caernarfon)

背著背包,來趟無故而隨興的鐵路旅行。 大概因國際交通不便,北威爾斯不是遊英國的大路選擇。但對一個鐵道迷來說,這角落立時變成旅遊熱點:由世上第一條保存鐵路到數條蒸汽觀光線,北威爾斯是個我一直想到的地方。 某天被困圖書館時,在網上看見兩條響往已久的路線快將重開,看看時間剛好是較空閒的週末。於是便像旅遊廣告一樣,沒太多考慮的便訂了票。

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...

Southend・在水中央

明明是最不恰當的颱風季,明明是到處關門的淡季,我卻很無故的養成了到海灘吹吹風的習慣。趁著聖誕不尋常的和暖天氣,便頂著清勁的風,到了老牌海濱渡假勝地Southend一趟。

Lands End -英格蘭的天涯海角

英國夏日,放假的時候必遊海灘。傳統的海邊假期勝地有很多,我也曾寫過其中二地(Blackpool-黑池和Devon德文郡),然而我卻一直和最大名鼎鼎的一處絕緣:直到本年暑假,我終於有機會一到位處英格蘭最西南端的Cornwall。 Cornwall值得一遊的景點多得很,在匆匆數天的行程之只能選去最著名的幾處,但本著寫遊記的目標,開始記事的地點只有一個:英格蘭的盡頭,英格蘭的天涯海角。Land’s End.

Cornwall’s Floating Castle: St Michael’s Mount

The image of a floating castle by the sea first entered my vision many years ago, when I first visited...

Land’s End, Cornwall

The British summer (the entire five days of it…) is/was upon us, and how better to take advantage of it...

Dover的白色懸崖

林林總總的原因,導致差不多一個月沒有發文,僅此致歉。係時候再寫回這個多月來發生的事情吧-這裡寫的其實是四月放假時的事… Dover(多佛?)的白色懸崖,位於英國最東南的角落,傳統上被當成距歐洲大陸最近的一點。在來回英國的交通都依靠渡輪的年代,這片懸崖更被昇華成精神食糧的級別:它是初來乍到的遊人們對英國的第一印象,才是英國人離鄉別井到看到英國的最後一眼。因此,這片其實不太特別的懸崖,就變成了英國著名的地標。

The (Not Particularly) White Cliffs of Dover

With the end of the Easter holiday fast approaching (Seriously, where has the free time gone?), it’s about time to...

A Week in Devon: SOUTH 德文郡一週:南德文

Train journey back from Devon, Newton Abbot-Exeter After spending a very nice few days (if slightly boring…) in the North...

1 2 3 4