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By: Andrew Pateras

More Melbourne


I spend a few days walking the city, looking to photograph a person of Aboriginal descent with no luck. This photo is very important for my "People of the World" series. I will have to try again in Sydney. I got a lot more of the city and wanted to share. Here you go!     ...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh & the Pink City

Tags: India, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Photography

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 s...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Namaste Culture Shock!

Tags: India, Travel, Photography, Andrew Pateras

For those of you that have never tried Yoga, Namaste is a traditional Indian greeting. When you visit India, you have to expect the culture shock!  I am probably the most adventurous person I know and I will go to great lengths to get myself out of my comfort zone. When I landed in India a few days ago, that theory was really put to task. I have been mentally preparing myself for months for...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

The Singapore Sling


    I set my alarm for 6 am, but I have been in so many time zones over the last six weeks, an alarm seems pointless. Regardless, I woke up with a lot on my agenda today. I have a long list of things to see and do, courtesy of my friend Shalabh who knows Singapore well and told me exactly what to see. Thanks Shalabh! My morning started with breakfast and a walk through Little India. Af...Read More

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Absolutely Spotless

Tags: Singapore, Travel, Photography

After a 7.5 hour flight to my first Asian destination, I have landed in Singapore. The first thing I noticed is how clean it is! As I was driven from the Airport to my hotel, I could not spot even a fallen leaf from the thousands of trees that lined the streets. I knew they were serious about keeping the city clean, but I never imagined this. Its my kind of place!  After settling in at my hot...Read More

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The Sabbath in Fiji

Tags: Travel, Andrew Pateras, Fiji, Photography

As the other travelers on the island found out that there were no excursions because the native Fijians observe the day of rest, you could see that they were upset. I however was happy because I planned to attend Sunday morning mass with the natives. The small village of 17 people was home to Waya Lailai’s only church. The island has about 150 natives and the church was a packed house. ...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Not your average afternoon walk

Tags: Travel, Fiji, Photography, Andrew Pateras

Yesterday, I woke up at 4am for a sunrise trek up Waya Lailai Mountain. As I sat waiting for my guide, I noticed how bright the stars were. I was twenty minutes early, so I just laid back and enjoyed the view of the trillion points of light above me. I noticed a lot of the stars to the north were disappearing, and then the whole sky went dark. That’s when I felt the first rain drop. As the...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

John Lock and the Smoke Monster

Tags: Waya Lailai, Fiji, Travel, Expedition, Photography

  If you watch the TV series “Lost”, then you can picture the place that I am staying at right now. I arrived in Waya Lailai, Fiji yesterday and I expected Hugo and Jin to greet me as the boat pulled up. What an amazing place!  From the second I arrived this place reminded me of “The Island”.  A beautiful beach, thick jungle and a massive grey stone peak ri...Read More

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Let’s Get Ready to RUMBLE!

Tags: Travel, Photography, Thailand

The one thing you cannot miss if you are in Bangkok is Friday fight night at Lumpinee stadium. I actually planned my time in Bangkok to make sure I was there for a Friday.  The last time I was here, I shot the fights but I didn’t have my principle lens (Canon 70-200L F2.8 IS) This time around I made sure I had it with me.  As I took my seat, the first fight was already underway. I ...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

I kept thinking James Bond was going to Fly By!

Tags: Travel, Thailand, Photography

The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market was always on my list of things to see in Bangkok, unfortunately the last time I was here I never had their chance to see it. Ever since watching Roger Moore fly through the canals in a heavily modified longtail boat in “The Man with the Golden Gun” I had wanted to see this place.  It is about 100km outside of the city, but worth the drive. There...Read More