Niagara Falls is a Joke


I have always wanted to see Victoria Falls. I have seen it featured in countless documentaries, including Planet Earth. Standing in awe, getting drenched in mist, I quickly realized that I had seen exactly nothing yet.

I had a chance to photograph the falls from a number of angles. The most impressive was the view from across the gorge. The mist faded the falls out of visibility and made for some very nice shots and created a number of rainbows. The mist was unreal. It did not feel like mist, more like a torrential downpour. The poncho I rented for 5,000 Zambian Kwacha ($1.10 USD) did nothing but channel the rushing water down my back in a more uniform line.

The next morning, we had a chance to view the falls from Livingstone Island, from the top down. This was the “Blood Pumping” view. You can feel the thunder of Mother Nature and I could now see the true force that pulled me under the day before. I was served Eggs Benedict and Zambian Tea on Livingstone Island followed by a swim at the falls edge. 110 metres straight down to the “Boiling Pot” whirlpool and I was a few inches away from the edge, in the water!

Swimming at the Edge of Victoria Falls

Swimming at the Edge of Victoria Falls


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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