Five Simple Words…


“The World is Just Awesome”, the catch phrase to Discovery Channel’s Ad campaign is perfect. It has summed up my pursuit of adventure and travel experiences in just 5 simple words.

I have come to realize that there are two types of people in this world… People that watch the Discovery channel and people who do not. Nothing is wrong with either group, although I find that people that are interested in the world outside of Reality TV are much more interesting to talk to.

For those of you that put yourself in the Discovery Channel camp, I suggest you go out and purchase the BBC series “Planet Earth” (if you have not already). I don’t know what took me so long to see this series, but it was fantastic. While watching, I said to myself on many occasions “I’ve been there!” It focuses on the most untouched and beautiful places on Earth. To have seen and experienced these wondrous things that were picked for this documentary felt like a great accomplishment.

Tomorrow I embark on my most ambitious adventure to date. I will get to photograph a part of the world that not many people get to experience. I can’t wait to see what is in store for me and to share it with all of you through the 35 pounds of glass and electronics that I will be hauling through the African heat.

I have seen many remarkable places… The Waitomo Caves of New Zealand, the Amazon River Basin in Peru and the Limestone Peaks of Halong Bay in Vietnam. 25 countries on five continents so far and only a small fraction of what our planet’s natural beauty has to offer.

The world is truly awesome.

You can check out the genius Discovery Channel Ad here…

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About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.

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