The Heart of Africa


As I was shuttled from place to place over the last week, I passed through countless small towns and villages. With the fresh African air in my face I would often wave at groups of people. With delight and enthusiasm they would wave back and smile! It became addictive and I kept waving at strangers as I passed through their villages at over 80 kilometres an hour. I could not help myself, I felt like I had to keep doing it!

The strangers waving back at me seemed as though I had made their day as they exploded with happiness, all it took was a simple wave from a random truck passing by.

It is simple things like this that make this expedition worthwhile. I have realized that with all the illness, hunger and poverty here, people are genuinely happy. I can’t help but to think if even a single person back home would have waved to a passing car with such enthusiasm.

Never underestimate the power of the wave.

The Power of the Wave

The Power of the Wave


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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