Anxious? Excited? Nervous? All of the Above… 2


It is after 2 am Toronto time. It is the second night that I need to be up very early in the morning and I cannot sit still, let alone fall asleep! The excitement that usually hits me on the way to the Airport has hit me like a truck… More than a week early! I can’t quite call it excitement, because it is more than that. I have traveled to some very exotic destinations, anticipating some fantastic photos, but this is unlike any expedition I have embarked on. Not only am I expecting some amazing new work, I will be experiencing a lifelong dream. A real life African Safari!

A lot of you know that  Thailand has been my favourite destination to photograph. The stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture and exotic beaches. I sometimes ask myself, “will I ever find a place more beautiful”? That strong belief is put into question knowing where I am bound for next. 8 countries through the heart of Africa, where most tourists don’t dare venture, not a creature comfort for thousands of miles! Yeah, I think I may give Thailand a run for its money.

I do like to think that I have not seen the best the Earth has to offer, and I hope that you will enjoy seeing it through my eyes. Now, I am off to counting Zebras, umm, I mean Sheep.


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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