Stuart Forster
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Stuart Forster is a features writer and photographer with a passion for travel. You can read more from Stuart on his blog, www.go-eat-do.com.

His written work has been published in publications including ABTA Magazine, Esquire, Forbes and National Geographic Kids. He has contributed to books such as 1001 Cars to Dream of Driving Before You Die, Driving Holidays Across India and National Geographic's Secret Journeys of a Lifetime .

Stuart is also an experienced professional photographer and a director of www.whyeyephotography.com. His work has been published in several national newspapers, plus magazines and books around the world. He undertakes photographic commissions and also submits stock images to agencies such as Rex Features and 4 Corners Images. He was shortlisted for the 2013 National Geographic Traveller Photographer of the Year Award.

Stuart has lived in India, Germany and Portugal and is never happier than when he's uncovering stories using words and pictures.

Entries by Stuart Forster

Skiing at Alpe d'Huez, France

(0) Comments | Posted 11 April 2014 | (21:15)

I tend to listen to advice offered by friends. That said, I'm glad I ignored a well-meaning mate who told me early April was far too late in the season to go skiing in the French resort of Alpe d'Huez.

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With 250km of...

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Watching Football With the Enemy?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 March 2014 | (08:42)

In Britain we often congratulate ourselves for creating a tolerant society. All voices, in theory, can be heard with equality. Unless, that is, you're attending a football match.

Try shouting out in support of your team in the wrong end of a stadium, in the section dominated by fans of...

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Abu Dhabi: A Leading Winter Golf Destination

(0) Comments | Posted 24 January 2014 | (09:26)

From 16 to 19 January a number of the world's top golfers were in the United Arab Emirates for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship; Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal won the tournament, one shot ahead of Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy. Abu Dhabi is also growing in popularity as a destination...

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Hamburg's Christmas Markets: Advent Tradition in Germany

(0) Comments | Posted 2 December 2013 | (09:42)

As we enter the Advent period, Christmas markets are opening across Germany. A trip to Hamburg, in the north of the country, gave me a chance to learn that most of the city's 13 markets have a traditional feel but there's one in particular with a cheeky twist.

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Viewing the Taj Mahal and Exploring Agra

(0) Comments | Posted 19 October 2013 | (16:51)

How long does it take to view a well-known tourist attraction such as the Taj Mahal?

Some people might say a couple of hours, others might spend a full day at the attraction in Agra, India. Perhaps I went a tad overboard in spending three days attempting to seek out...

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Europalia Brings India's Cultural Heritage to Europe

(0) Comments | Posted 13 October 2013 | (14:59)

Over the coming months Belgium will be the focal point for Europalia India, a major festival celebrating aspects of Indian culture, art and history.

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Europalia runs until 26 January 2014, focusing on seven key themes; the diaspora, living traditions, India tomorrow, Indomania, the body,...
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Exploring the Alps from Villars, Switzerland

(2) Comments | Posted 21 September 2013 | (18:11)

The first snows of winter are yet to fall here in the Alpine resort of Villars in Switzerland. Yet locals tell me that the white layers I can see on the jagged peaks of the Dents du Midi, across the other side of the valley, fell a couple of days...

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Amsterdam - A City for All Seasons

(0) Comments | Posted 5 September 2013 | (00:00)

Days are becoming noticeably shorter and temperatures are cooling; Europe is heading into autumn and this, in my view, is the best time of year to take city breaks. Amsterdam is a good option if you're looking for a destination that's easy to reach and has much to offer.

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Travel Photography in Varanasi, India

(2) Comments | Posted 27 August 2013 | (18:57)

Varanasi, one of the world's oldest living cities, is situated on the banks of the River Ganga (the Ganges) and has a magical attraction for photographers. Few destinations offer quite as much to people looking to capture images of India's ancient heart and spiritual soul.

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Travel Photography in India's Himachal Pradesh

(0) Comments | Posted 18 August 2013 | (15:12)

Rugged scenery and ruddy-complexioned mountain dwellers are just two of the subjects which attract photographers to the valleys, passes and hill towns of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

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As the monsoon season comes to an end, the countryside among the foothills of the...

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Beijing - A Look at China's Capital Five Years on From the 2008 Olympic Games

(0) Comments | Posted 7 August 2013 | (11:04)

From 4 to 24 August 2008 the attention of the world was focused on Beijing, as it hosted the 2008 Olympic Games. Five years on, the Chinese capital may makes a fascinating place to explore.

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A year on from the London Games...

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The Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society

(0) Comments | Posted 2 August 2013 | (15:18)

On Tuesday I headed to the Royal Geographic Society, in London, to view this year's Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition.

More than 200 fabulous travel photographs are displayed in the exhibition, which extends beyond the RGS's gallery and out onto the terrace and garden of this famous establishment.

After...

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South Tyneside Summer Festival - A Music Festival Free of Mud

(0) Comments | Posted 1 August 2013 | (13:33)

Britain's summer music festivals have a reputation for being mud-soaked affairs. Yet this year's South Tyneside Summer Festival has, so far, proved an exception to that soggy stereotype, in which wearing wellies is de rigueur.

The family-friendly event is held in the coastal town of South Shields, in England's North-East....

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Aerobatics Photography at Sunderland International Airshow

(0) Comments | Posted 1 August 2013 | (10:55)

Over the summer, airshows are held around the United Kingdom and provide great opportunities to try your hand at photographing aircraft and formation flying.

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I headed to the country's largest free event of this kind, the Sunderland International Airshow, in order to see what...

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Vietnam - A Travel Destination Ideal for Photography

(0) Comments | Posted 24 July 2013 | (14:06)

In terms of creating perceptions of countries, their cultures and people, photography has long been recognised as a powerful medium. Vietnam is a good example of this.

The photojournalistic legacy of the wars fought on Vietnamese territory in the latter half of the twentieth century continues to play a role...

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Goa - Good for Travel Photography and Beach Vacations

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2013 | (14:41)

The Indian state of Goa has long been a popular holiday destination. Most tourists come to relax on beach but if you're keen on photography then there's plenty to keep you busy here.

If you're willing to stray from the local resort you'll soon realise that Goa's compact size lends...

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Tasting the Benelux Countries by Rail

(0) Comments | Posted 11 July 2013 | (18:27)

The affordability of long haul air travel over recent years means many Brits have never seriously entertained the idea of holidaying in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Yet the Benelux nations have much to offer and are easy to access, as I discovered recently.

Rather than flying I travelled by...

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Hamburg's House of Photography

(0) Comments | Posted 11 July 2013 | (14:01)

"I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing," said Harry Callahan in 1946. His words were written on one of the gallery walls at the Haus der Photographie (House of Photography) in Hamburg when...

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London's Photographers' Gallery Hosts the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize Exhibition

(2) Comments | Posted 8 June 2013 | (23:59)

The winner of the £30,000 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 will be announced during a ceremony at the Photographers' Gallery in London on 10 June.

This year marks the 17th edition of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, one of Europe's most prestigious photography awards. It is presented to "a living...

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The 2013 Syngenta Photography Award - Exploring Global Challenges

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2013 | (17:42)

Many photography enthusiasts will have been unable to visit the recent Syngenta Photography Award exhibition, held at Somerset House in London.

Unfortunately, the exhibition was shown only for five days, from 17 - 21 May 2013, meaning many people around Britain did not have the time to get into...

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