G’Day Mate! 1


After spending a night in Dubai to recharge, my first destination is Australia. It is one of my favourite countries on earth but I am not doing much touring here, as I saw almost the entire country only two years ago. I was just planning on visiting some relatives and catching up with some friends while I am here.

Aside from seeing some of the Pateras family down under, I have already had an amazing experience. My uncle’s trucking company was commissioned to bring fresh water to flood victims and relief workers. The floods have affected a large part of the country and unless you have been living under a rock, you have seen the images all over the news.

My uncle wanted to drive the load out to Bendigo personally and I went along for the ride.  We took a “B-Double” loaded with 34 palates of bottled water to the drop off point and I felt like we really made a difference. I didn’t get to photograph any of the floods as the roads into the areas are either washed out or closed.

The rain has obviously been very bad over the last few months here, but the weather has improved tremendously since I have arrived. I have not seen a drop of rain in the week that I have been here. I can’t help but think that my wedding weather record had a part in that!

Dubai Airport

Dubai Airport

Dubai Airport

Dubai Airport

Pateras Transport

Pateras Transport


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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  • Asim

    Hey Bud!

    I dont really check blogs and stuff like this but you know if it has somthing to do with the great Andrew P than I am in!

    Anyway sitting at home chillen out and thought I would check it out, so far so good. Love it bud, actually getting the travel bug in me going. I hope to catch up with you on your travels and adventures. Talk to you soon, by the way love the pic of the Pateras truck!!!

    Peace out! Asim