From Beach to Beach


In the first two days here, I put over 850km on my rental car. Most of which was yesterday in my long trek from Tel Aviv to Eilat. The progression of scenery changed so many times, it seemed like I was traveling thousands of kilometres and not mere hundreds. As I left Tel Aviv and drove south, the flat surfing beach and line of hotels slowly turned to windy mountain road and then to a barren desert. The colour of the desert and mountains surrounding me changed from white, to peach to red and even in some spots they were burgundy to black. Driving was nerve racking at times as the roads winded up and down escarpments in a zigzag.

The roads I took brought me by heavily fortified military positions and for obvious reasons there are no images to display of this. At the checkpoints I passed through, the soldiers seemed a little on edge and I didn’t want to ask permission to take their photograph.

When I arrived in Eilat, the road took me down a route carved into the side of a mountain. It was like arriving in an oasis as the dry desert turned into a lush, thriving city on the shore of the Red Sea. There are resorts lining the entire north end of the sea which came to a point between the mountains. It is a beautiful location. Being a Jewish holiday, I was hard pressed to find a room and almost ended up sleeping in my car like plenty of other people I saw lining the beach parking lots. At the last minute, I found a guest house and was able to secure a nice room to edit my photos and write to you all.

More images are coming, I just don’t want to get backlogged as I am anticipating a huge shutter count over the next few days. Stay tuned, the Dead Sea is next!

The Beaches of Tel Aviv

The Beaches of Tel Aviv

The Beaches of Tel Aviv

The Beaches of Tel Aviv

The Beaches of Tel Aviv

The Beaches of Tel Aviv

The Road to Eilat

The Road to Eilat

The Road to Eilat

The Road to Eilat

The Long Road to Eilat

The Long Road to Eilat

The Long LONG Road to Eilat

The Long LONG Road to Eilat

Resorts lining the coastline in Eilat

Resorts lining the coastline in Eilat

The crystal clear waters of the Red Sea

The crystal clear waters of the Red Sea

Eilat

Eilat

This is what it looks like when your airport in in the centre of the city

This is what it looks like when your airport in in the centre of the city

Campers and people sleeping in their cars... I was lucky to find a room!

Campers and people sleeping in their cars... I was lucky to find a room!


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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