Hakunamatata…


…is Swahili for “No Worries”. When I got off the ferry this morning in Stonetown on the island of Zanzibar, I really felt like I had no worries.

I didn’t have much planned except a little R&R for these next four days, but today turned out to be one of the best days for photos of the expedition so far. There were children playing, women carrying enormous parcels on their heads, intricate doorways that were so detailed that I felt like I needed to stop and photograph every single one.

I hardly noticed that sweat was dripping off my face and my shirt was literally drenched because of the extreme heat and humidity. We have only seen the tip of the iceberg as we are off to the beautiful beaches on the Indian Ocean and spice plantations tomorrow.

After only my first of four days in Zanzibar, I can honestly say that it is one of the highlights of this adventure.

Stonetown Doorway in Zanzibar

Stonetown Doorway in Zanzibar


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.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *