Category Archive: The North

Peak District 睇樓記

大學開始了,所以又是我寫遊記望梅止渴的時候了。今年整個暑假都在英國,唯一算上去旅行的,大概就是在九月時到了Peak District National Park 小休幾天,過了個很英式的假期。 在於柴郡和打比郡交界,乘着在北部大城市附近這優勢,Peak District是英國最多遊人的國家公園,在全球亦僅次於富士山之後,可見這裡受歡迎的程度。公園佔地廣闊,區區幾天實在不足以領略整個區域之美。不過我對行山這個Peak District最著名的活動興趣缺缺,便把旅程的重點放了在Country House (姑且就稱作「鄉郊府第」,是英國傳統貴族所住的,位於鄉郊的莊園,最佳例子是 Downton Abbey)之中,簡單來說就是去了睇樓。 睇完樓的感覺:實在太厲害了。不怪得貴族們都不介意住在鄉下。

Recap on Frepping

Freshers week is now largely behind us, as university students (struggle to) stop partying indefinitely and attempt to return to the library. If you are a fresher, especially one at Durham, I hope… Continue reading

Escape to the Peaks: ‘Househunting’

It’s been a glorious summer in England, and nothing is better than swapping the September metropolis for a little retreat up North. Sandwiched between Manchester and Sheffield, the Peak District National Park is… Continue reading

Alnwick II: Books, Trains and Flapjacks

If you’ve read a few of my blogposts, you might have realised that I rather like travelling. And trains. And books. Or any combination of the three. And that’s where Barter Books, the… Continue reading

Alnwick I: Market History and Treehouse Mystery

Warmer weather and the post-exam lack of stress make a magic combination for day trips. As a southerner but keen on exploring the North East further, I’ve teams up with friends to the historic… Continue reading

To Lindisfarne- Through the Sea

Lindisfarne (or Holy Island, but the Saxon(?) name is way cooler) is a small tidal island off the Northumberland coast, known as the cradle of Christianity in Britain. Eager to explore further the… Continue reading

學打golf? 三個英國最奇怪的大學課程

呵呵,是essay deadline的星期吧。也就是說 ,一大堆坐在圖書館說要寫essay,但其實都在上facebook的時段吧? 在這個趕essay的時份,相信大家總有突然的懷疑過,「我究竟喺度讀緊咩?」如果你和我一樣有想過讀點不同的,甚至有點另類的科目,也為了讓大家的facebook的news feed顯來更歡樂,特意找來英國幾個最奇特的課程,看看大家有沒有興趣吧! 1.《哈利波特》 首先當然要支持一下自家的出品。作為拍攝場景之一,Durham由大學到學生們都對《哈利波特》十分熱愛,但也只有我們才有一個專門講授《哈利波特》的課程。