All entries by this author

Wimbledon – tennis and the other 50 weeks of the year

Jun 22nd, 2017 | By
Centre Court, Wimbledon

It is less than two weeks until the tennis starts in Wimbledon. But there is more to the town than tennis as local resident, Anthony, tells us.



Beautiful Budapest

May 29th, 2016 | By

The thermal baths, the opera or the children’s railway? Spoilt for choice, Anthony explores all three in Budapest, the capital of Hungary



Krakow: more than just a Christmas market

Dec 6th, 2015 | By

Anthony visits Krakow, which has been selected as the location of the World Youth Day in July 2016 when hundreds of thousands of people will journey to the city.



Walk on a world stage at Aldeburgh

Jul 30th, 2014 | By
scallop catcher beached at Aldeburgh

Anthony heads to the Suffolk coastal resort of Aldeburgh, forever associated with Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and music.



Roaring into the twenty-first century

Sep 11th, 2013 | By

Le Touquet is a totally modern creation and first peaked as a holiday destination around 1931. Today it’s still a year round resort with the same miles of beaches and offers even more sports and the same great food



Bulgaria ancient treasures, current events and great value

May 21st, 2013 | By

Anthony reports on Bulgaria and an extraordinary memorial garden created by a Queen for herself and meets up with two famous footballers…



Loire Valley’s stunning châteaux and beautiful gardens

Mar 10th, 2013 | By

The Loire Valley aka the former “playground of kings” is famed for its magnificent chateaux and stunning gardens. Planning on visiting this picturesque region of France? Anthony Lydekker has the low-down on the chateaux you really shouldn’t miss



Rotterdam: dam fine

Dec 26th, 2012 | By

When it comes to art and culture, the Dutch city of Rotterdam easily rivals Amsterdam writes Anthony Lydekker. Read his report on Rotterdam – home to the world’s largest port – here



Slovenia: small country, very big heart

Nov 1st, 2012 | By

Anthony Lyddker journeys to Slovenia and finds it to be one of Europe’s most surprising destinations



Five great days in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon: part two

Sep 11th, 2012 | By

Anthony journeys to Languedoc Roussillon, the French region that’s famed for its landscape, literature, music and wine



Five great days in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon

Sep 10th, 2012 | By

Anthony journeys to Languedoc Roussillon, the French region that’s famed for its landscape, literature, music and wine



Magical Malaysia: part two

Jun 21st, 2012 | By

Anthony Lydekker makes for blue skied Malaysia and finds it to be full of inspiration for all sorts, from hikers to history buffs. Read the second part of Anthony’s article, only on CD-Traveller



Magical Malaysia!

Jun 19th, 2012 | By

Anthony Lydekker makes for blue skied Malaysia and finds it to be full of inspiration for all sorts, from hikers to history buffs. Read Anthony’s article, only in CD-Traveller



Estonia: Europe’s rising star, part two

Apr 15th, 2012 | By

Estonia has shed its reputation as a venue for stag parties and become an European mini-break destination par excellence. Anthony Lydekker takes a trip to Tartu – the country’s second largest city



Estonia: Europe’s rising star

Apr 14th, 2012 | By

Estonia has shed its reputation as a venue for stag parties and become an European mini-break destination par excellence, writes Anthony Lydekker



Boulogne, Nausicaa and a great 24 hours

Jan 13th, 2012 | By

After a long absence, Anthony returns to look at what Boulogne offers the visitor



Choosing the right camera this Christmas

Dec 16th, 2011 | By

With so many cameras on the market, choosing one can be confusing. Travel photographer, Anthony Lydekker, gives us the lowdown on how and what to buy this Christmas



Remembrance Sunday in the year of 11.11.11

Nov 10th, 2011 | By

As Remembrance Sunday approaches, Anthony Lydekker looks at what’s going on across the country and reflects on this annual tradition



A Thousand Years into the Future

Jul 16th, 2011 | By

Anthony travels to Poitiers, visits the nearby theme park, Futuroscope and sees other attractions in the Vienne



Tunisia’s Sparkling Island of Djerba

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By

Anthony visits Djerba to see if it’s safe to visit and how it has changed after the Jasmine Revolution



On Parade for the Wedding

Apr 28th, 2011 | By

As the great day approaches, 594 Guardsmen and 33 Officers from 3 Guards Regiments have been rehearsing at London’s Wellington Barracks. They are “Street Liners” in the Mall and in front of Buckingham Palace. In the meantime, like Joseph Woosnam, lots of us will be on parade at street parties up and down the country and across the world.



Liming in Tobago

Apr 19th, 2011 | By

Anthony explores Tobago; an island where the food, the sea and the people are all in harmony.



Davos: After the snow…

Jan 25th, 2011 | By

A paradise for “walkers”

“It’s like getting our countryside back ” say some of the locals when Spring comes to Davos.
This has nothing to do with the World Economic Forum (Heads of State and heads of banks and so on) moving off but the fact that being permanently under snow creates a sameness across the Alps. But then the green foothills reappear and the cows with their incredibly clean velvety coats and bells are allowed out again to reclaim their high ground, well higher ground anyway! And so do the “walkers”



New London Art Shows. Three you must see.

Nov 2nd, 2010 | By

Two of the “must sees” have just started at the Hayward Gallery , Southbank. Move: choreographing you “Move: choreographing you” develops the relationship between artists, movement and dance. Visitors are encouraged to take part by just posing within the installations, or, for the more ambitious: dancing, using hoola hoops, standing on seesaws, throwing dummies around and (see picture) apparently simple swings between suspended rings: simple until one realises that they are suspended on rubber bands. Or you can just watch others trying or daily performances
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Natural Peaceful Provence

Sep 14th, 2010 | By

The lingering smell of lavender in my bags means I’ve been to Provence again. Apart from all the green and carbon reduction benefits it’s a real stress buster to sit back and travel on the TGV, via Eurostar to the South of France. After 6 hours or so all the cares of London diminish. No worry about staying awake on whilst hammering down the Autoroute. Just sleep easy. Forget check in excess baggage charges, Icelandic ash and all that.



Baltic dreams

Nov 24th, 2009 | By

Travel writer and photographer, Anthony Lydekker, shares his experience of Latvia with CD-Traveller readers. (for Anthony’s earlier story on Latvia see 9 November 2010)



Latvia – Youth, architectural beauty and music

Nov 9th, 2009 | By

Youth, architectural beauty and music really stood out for us in Latvia.

Riga (the capital pop. 800,000) is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its celebrated
streets of Art Nouveau facades mainly from 1900 to 1917 and many are apartment buildings still in use . The architecture now has its own museum: Rigas Jugendstila Centrs. A curious city feature is the hundreds of spires – not just on churches. Map reading by spire can be easier than reading street names.



Malaysia Made Easy

Dec 19th, 2008 | By

An extensive travel guide of what to do and what to see for your next visit to Malaysia!

With AirAsia X offering a recession busting £99 fare from London to Kuala Lumpur, it’s time to make Malaysia your ticket to ride…