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By: Andrew Pateras

Biblical Backdrop

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I arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel late Monday night and just wanted to get some sleep after over 24 hours of transit and layovers. After updating the blog and having some breakfast the next morning, I got in my rental car and headed up the coast. It was a gorgeous, sunny day and the warm Mediterranean air put a big smile on my face. I only wish a convertible was available for rent here.  My drive...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

View Discretion is Advised

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  Before I get into this next post, I have to warn my readers that there may be some images that are upsetting to some viewers. Please keep this in mind while you continue.  I really try and bring you an authentic experience, digging deep and traveling far off the beaten path. This sometimes brings me to experience and witness things that are very different from the things we are used t...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

California... Knows how to Party... (So Does Vegas!)

Tags: Photography, Andew Pateras, Dubai, California, Las Vegas

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By: Andrew Pateras

Culture, Beaches and warm hearted people, this place has it all!

Tags: Travel, Photography, Indonesia

  My Australian relatives and friends have been telling me for ages that Bali, Indonesia is their favourite place to spend their vacation time. In the last few days I am getting to know why.  When I arrived in Bali, the first thing I noticed is the extreme humidity and heat. It hit me like a wall as soon as I got off the early morning Air Asia flight from Phuket. As soon as the humidity...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

An Adventure for your Tastebuds

Tags: Travel, Photography, Thailand

Phuket is the textbook definition of "tourist trap". In terms of shopping, the same things that I saw for sale in Bangkok are between 100% to 300% more expensive in the markets here! If you are going to do any shopping in Thailand, do it all in Bangkok and don’t expect to find anything different (or cheaper) anywhere else.  I have now been all over Thailand and I can honestly ...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

27 Kilometres of Serenity

Tags: Travel, Photography, Thailand

When I was planning my time in Thailand, I left a few days open to visit an island that I had not been to the previous time I was here. I ended up talking to some people while in Bangkok and I chose Ko Lanta. This would be a great decision.  The Ferry ride to Ko Lanta brought me through Railay Bay to pick up more passengers. The view from the ship was amazing. The water was perfectly flat for...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Koh Phi Phi Don... one of the nicer spots away from the hustle

Tags: Travel, Photography, Thailand

          I know exactly what Leonardo DiCaprio is talking about in the movie when he speaks of never wanting to leave “The Beach”. Ever since I came here two years ago, I could not wait to get back.  The movie “The Beach” was shot just a few kilometres from where my beach bungalow is located, on Phi Phi Ley. I am located on Phi Phi Don, t...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Indiana Jones for a Day

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This morning was the earliest wakeup call of the entire expedition so far. At 4:00am my iPhone played one of my favourite songs as I dragged myself out of bed. I was planning on putting the Temples off for a few days to give my body and mind a rest after the whirlwind that was China. The problem is that it is the Lunar New Year in a few days and the traffic at the temples will be insane as every C...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

The Killing Fields

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Landing in Phnom Penh, the heat and humidity hit me like a wall. I have gone through all four seasons over the last few weeks and I have arrived in a hot and sticky summer once again.  I have a little more time in Cambodia, so my plan was to move a little slower to let my body have a rest after the 18 hour days over the last 2 weeks.  Phnom Penh has a number of things that I wanted to ch...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Vegas? I think not...

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  Arriving in Macau, I had high hopes. I have heard that this place is Las Vegas of the Orient and in some ways that it even surpasses Vegas. I was very sceptical as Las Vegas is my favourite place to unwind and have some fun. I have been to Vegas 16 times and I will be back there to in about a month to unwind after this expedition. You could call me a Vegas expert, so I think I am qualified...Read More