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By: Andrew Pateras

Beijing

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Seoul''s Got Soul!

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As you all know, I am not afraid to get into an uncomfortable spot to get a great photograph. The earthquake in Japan was obviously more than a little uncomfortable, I spent the last few days in Seoul, South Korea in another uncomfortable spot. Being only about 40 kilometres from the 38th parallel and the de-militarized zone, I know that every cannon, gun and missile of the North Korean army is po...Read More

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Highway to Heaven

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Yesterday was my last full day in Beijing. I saved two of the largest attractions for a Monday instead of visiting on the weekend, thinking the crowds would have died down. I thought wrong.  There is only one thing in the world I hate more than being in crowds of people. That is being in crowds of clueless tourists that seem as though everything they do is with the sole purpose of annoying me...Read More

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Snakes and Scorpions and Silkworms, Oh My!

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Today started as a recharge day. I have been going flat out from morning to evening every day for the last 2 months and I figured that I needed a day to unwind and relax. This was before my good friend and co-worker Diogenes Baena sent me a note saying how much he appreciated my work and images from this expedition. As soon as I got this note, it amped me up to head out and capture some more of Be...Read More

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The Gold Temple and the Geisha

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Culture was going to be my main focus when I arrived in Japan. The largest disaster in Japan’s history and the fifth largest earthquake ever recorded on earth got me to stray from my focus for a few days. As a lot of you know, I appeared live on Fox News (International), CBC (Canada Wide), CTV (Canada Wide) and CP24 (Toronto). My Blog post on the quake is also being published in Newsweek mag...Read More

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The Cultural Heart of Japan

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The Greatest Wall of All

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Construction of the Great Wall of China started around the 5th century BC and was rebuilt and maintained until the 16th century. It stretches for 8,852 kilometres, so I am definitely not walking the entire thing! It is an amazing structure that offers an amazing opportunity for some fantastic photos.  When I toured Asia with my father in 2004, I visited the Great wall at Badaling. This is a v...Read More

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Tokyo: Before and after the Quake

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Having visited Tokyo seven years ago, I was excited to get out and capture the essence of the city. Japanese culture has always fascinated me and there were so many things I wanted to get out and experience so I could share it with all of you. It’s a shame I would only get a few hours of enjoyment.  I left my hotel at 9:00am, the day the Big One shook the entire country and touched live...Read More

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Bali

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  When I arrived in Bali, Indonesia a few days ago, everything changed. ...Read More

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Finally… Relief!

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I am writing this blog entry sitting on the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) out of Tokyo. I know that a lot of you were concerned for my safety. Thank you for all of the messages, prayers and words of safe passage.  I made it.  In exactly one hour and forty three minutes the train will pull into Nagoya, some 260 kilometres south west of Tokyo, putting more space between myself and the nuclear ...Read More