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By: Andrew Pateras

Japan’s Catastrophe

Tags: Andrew pateras. travel, photography

    ***NOTE: This Blog post has been edited by Newsweek Magazine for publication in it''s next edition***  As a photojournalist who aims to capture the beauty of our planet''s cultures, I left my hotel room on Thursday morning excited to document the manic energy of Tokyo''s sprawling megalopolis. There was no way I could have known that instead, I would e...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Radio Interview

Tags: Radio Interview, Andrew Pateras, Hellenic Public Radio

I finally found a fast enough internet connection to upload the radio broadcast that I was interviewed on a little while back. I have been invited back on the air for an update later on in my expedition. I will let you all know when that is going to happen, but for now, enjoy the audio... ALL THINGS GREEK with Eleni Daniels Friday, January 28, 2011 7:00PM (ET) in NY, NJ, CT & Live WEB STREAM @...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh & the Pink City

Tags: Travel, India, 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 sho...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Namaste Culture Shock!

Tags: Travel, India, Photography

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 t...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Absolutely Spotless

Tags: Travel, Singapore, 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

By: Andrew Pateras

Shipwrecked… and Loving Every Minute

Tags: Fiji, Bure, Photography

My morning today started with a nice breakfast at my posh resort and then a 30 minute drive through many local villages to the port. I knew the luxury was about to end as I boarded the catamaran for a five hour trip to the north western Yasewa Island group. A funny thing about the catamaran ride was one of the songs that played on the way. The song was “I’m sitting on the Top of Kilima...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Island Hopping in the South Pacific

Tags: Fiji, Travel, Photography

As the jet descended into Nadi International Airport in Fiji, the windows steamed up just as if you were breathing on your sunglasses. You could just tell the humidity was going to make everything wet as soon as you exited the air conditioned plane. Through the steamy windows, I caught a bird’s eye view of the islands and atolls that I would be photographing for the next five days. The cryst...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Farewell Australia

Tags: Travel, Pateras, Australia, Photography

It's been almost four weeks since I left for this journey and I can''t believe how fast it has passed. Australia holds a special place in my heart because it was here that my venture into travel photography began. It is 4:30am and I have barely slept as I am saying farewell to my friends and family I came to visit. I am also at the very beginning of the biggest adventure of my life. Th...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Riptides, Shark Attacks & Bikinis

Tags: Sydney, Bondi, Australia, Photography

I am extremely lucky to have friends in cities all over the world. A few days ago, I was taken on an extreme tour of Sydney in a highly modified sports car. Only a local would have known the spots I was taken to. The day started at Darling Point and we visited a lot of the eastern suburbs of Sydney. As we made our way around the harbour, I saw some of the most amazing real estate backing onto the ...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Probably the most beautiful city on Earth?

Tags: Sydney, Australia, Photography

The first time I landed in Australia two years ago, the Qantas flight circled the harbour and I got a glance of the most majestic city I have ever visited. I did not get to photograph too much of the city the last time, so I vowed to spend a good portion of my time here behind the lens. In my first two days here I walked the city, twice! I started my day with a workout in a popular King’s Cr...Read More