Life in Mumbai 2

Well it’s only the first day of this year’s expedition and I have already captured some amazing images! I arrived yesterday afternoon and after 24 hours of travel and then being caught for two hours in Mumbai traffic, the only thing on my mind was to sleep off my jetlag.

After recharging my batteries for 13 hours, I started my walk through the streets of Colaba, one of the many areas of Mumbai. As luck would have it, one of the first things I came across was a wedding! I made friends with the drummers and followed the bridal party through the streets of Colaba. The energy of the group was amazing!

What I remember most about my previous trip to India was that the locals loved to have their photo taken. This has not changed and I had many encounters with locals who waved and posed for the camera.

I found a driver to show me the city in more detail. Solomon was a very friendly and knowledgeable guide and took me to the less traveled spots in Mumbai. He took me a few of the more impoverished areas of Mumbai and I captured outdoor laundry facilities and local fishermen sorting their catch. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a UNESCO World heritage site and the source of a hustle that can only be found in a city with 23 million people.

My day continued with a visit to some of the local temples and then onto Ghandi’s home that has now been turned into a museum of his life and accomplishments.

There is obviously much more to come so stay tuned, more of India is coming your way!


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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