Category Archive: Interests

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.

北威爾斯・鐵路遊:3.礦城記

坐最威爾斯的蒸汽路線,沿著名的古老鐵軌,到大概英國以至世界上最漂亮的灰色城市。

Siu Mei at the Dai Pai Dong:新收錄的港式新詞

不過,試問大家有多常讀字典呢?所以即使這些港字已被字典收錄,卻不代表它們立時成為生活中為人熟知的字詞。今天就來說說這些港字原來的英文對照。

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.

倫敦橋 v.s. 倫敦塔橋

之所以把塔橋當成倫敦橋,當然和London Bridge is falling down有關:世界絕大部分聽過倫敦橋的人都未見其影,而只是從兒歌中知道它經常跌下來。塔橋橋面能打開讓船通過,自然和會上升下降的印象一拍即合了。

雖說塔橋盡搶了倫敦橋的風頭,但若說對倫敦更為重要的橋,到底還是平實的倫敦橋莫屬。今天就來為倫敦橋宣傳一下。

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。

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 basement, and had tasked to immerse myself in the books in front of… Continue reading

英國・郵局需從士多尋

人在外國,郵政局是個總會用到的設施。不論是到此一遊時的儲郵票郵戳的明信片,還是久居外國後寄禮物回家,都總要上郵局去-事實上,本地人日常用郵局的機會,可能要比遊客還要少呢。 小時候有集郵的嗜好(當這詞還是解「收集郵票」的時候…),所以郵局算是常去的。想起香港的郵局,不是中環那座美其名以實用性取勝的白色大廈,便是屋邨樓下牆上兩個郵箱,辦公室一樣的小店。 日常用不上郵局,總以為現在只剩下幾間,但其實單是香港便有129間郵局,而比香港大得多的英國自然有更多 - 即使深受近年節省開支的影響,還有過萬間。可是,在英國找郵局,和香港很不一樣:與其在下意識中尋找綠色的郵筒,在英國找郵局要先找…士多。 對,英國的郵局不是位處士多,就是在WH Smith書店的裡面,還可以在超市、烤魚薯條店、酒吧,甚至教堂裡面。