Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh & the Pink City 1


When I worked as the North American sales manager at GAP Adventures, I would speak about Jaipur (the Pink City) in front of large groups, having never even been there. Today, I finally got to visit the city that I always spoke about, and it’s a magical place.

The streets are lined with shops and all the buildings are painted a peachy pink, which makes an amazing backdrop for people shots. As people went about their busy day, I parked myself at one side of the road and went shutter crazy.

Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan, a state famous for its food. I made sure to sample a bit of everything. Onion Kachori, Lassi, Samosas and Papri-Chat. Some of the most flavourful foods that have ever hit my taste buds. I threw caution to the wind and tried everything, surprisingly, I did not get “Delhi Belly” until I got back to Delhi, but I am sure you have no interest in hearing about that!

The images that came out of my time in Rajasthan were some of my favourite so far… Have a look!

The City Palace, Jaipur

The City Palace, Jaipur

The City Palace, Jaipur

The City Palace, Jaipur

In the streets of Jaipur, anything is possible...

In the streets of Jaipur, anything is possible...

Locals of Jaipur

Locals of Jaipur

Locals of Jaipur

Locals of Jaipur

Indian Carpooling at 100 km/hr

Indian Carpooling at 100 km/hr

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Fathehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

Fathehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

Fathehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

Fathehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

Fathehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

Fathehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh


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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