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Well, the journey has begun. I am writing to you from my hotel room in Dubai, courtesy of Emirates. Because my flight to Melbourne does not leave until the morning, Emirates has put me up in a hotel with all meals included. Let’s see Air Canada do that!

Being the travel fanatic that I am, I have flown countless airlines in my lifetime. None stands out in my mind more than Emirates. Flying economy on an Emirates flight is like flying business class on other airlines. When you take your seat, you are treated to a welcome package and a menu, outlining your meal choices. The meals are obviously not like eating in a chic Paris Bistro, but they were tasty and filling. They also followed the meals with a fresh fruit basket and a selection of chocolate bars. A nice touch, but for a chocolate fanatic like me, two Aero bars and a Coffee Crisp after every meal is not something I like to do often!

Flying on the A380 is a treat in itself. This massive airliner carries almost 500 people into the air. I walked the perimeter of the plane and it seemed like it went on forever. It is amazing that something this big can even get off the ground. It is the equivalent of a flying office building.

Flying with Emirates obviously has me spoiled now. Every time I have to use another Airline, such as Air Canada, it seems sub standard. The food Air Canada serves is what you would see being served in a bad prison movie and it is available to you for the price of an entry level BMW. It is hard to believe how airlines such as Air Canada can stay competitive on an international level with the likes of Emirates and other world class airlines.

Having just started my journey, I have already captured some nice work. I have vowed to capture the beauty of everything I encounter, even if it is just the inside of an airport terminal. It is only the first day and I have already gone shutter happy!

Pearson International Airport

Pearson International Airport

Pearson International Airport

Pearson International Airport

Pearson International Airport

Pearson International Airport

Through My Window, North of Iraq

Through My Window, North of Iraq


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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  • maria m

    LOVE the airplane wing shot. the contrast of dark/light and square/round is wicked.
    can’t wait to see more.