Welcome

  • Tony sliding along a zip wire in San Gil, Colombia, December 2012.
    Welcome to the exciting website of Tony Giles – blind world traveller and writer.

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My Books

I have written and published three eBooks about my world adventures.

Seeing a Slice of Southern Africa My Way book cover.  The cover shows Tony on Victoria Falls Bridge crossing the misty Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. A sign reads 'You are now entering Zambia'.

Seeing a Slice of Southern Africa My Way

NEW EBOOK, published 31 December 2020.

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Seeing the World My Way book cover. The cover shows Tony illuminated under a bus shelter with the surroundings in semi-darkness.

Seeing The World My Way

Published in 2010 and re-published as an Ebook in 2017.

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Seeing The Americas My Way book cover. The cover shows Tony in front of a 'Stone Tree' ( Arbol de Piedra) in the Siloli desert of south-west Bolivia.

Seeing The Americas My Way

Ebook published September 2016.

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My eBooks are travel biographies of the observations and experiences of a totally blind and partially deaf man as he travels independently around the world having exciting adventures. The most recent volume, Seeing a Slice of Southern Africa My Way, published 31 December 2020, is a journey of continued self-discovery as I plot my way from multi-cultural South Africa with its complex society, to Malawi, with its picturesque and peaceful nature. This third book takes the reader through parts of Southern Africa, and offers a brief glimpse into a little of Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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News

TEDx Talk (12th August 2022)

I’m doing a TEDx talk tomorrow in Cluj, Romania, Saturday, 13th August.
The show starts at 2pm Romanian time, midday UK time.
I’m not speaking until 4:20pm Romania time, 2:20pm UK time.

Here is the live stream link to watch/listen to it.
I hope you can watch.
Spread the word.
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81034459359

https://tedxzorilor.com/

Videos from Tony’s trip to Italy in May (26th July 2022)

Tony listening to a lady playing an accordion on a pedestrian street in Parma, Northern Italy on a sunny evening in May. Tony’s Greek partner, Tatiana, is with him. The long street is lined with shops and busy with locals and tourists alike. Enjoy the delightful sound!
Tony and his Greek partner, Tatiana, at the Neptune Fountain in Bologna, Italy, on a sunny evening in May 2022. The Fountain of Neptune (Fontana di Nettuno) is located in the eponymous square, Piazza del Nettuno, next to Piazza Maggiore in the centre of Bologna, northern Italy. Designed by Tommaso Laureti and Gianbologna, between 1563-1566, The fountain is a model example of Mannerist taste of the Italian courtly elite in the mid-sixteenth century.

Blog post / Tony travelling in England (1st July 2022)

Now back in Teignmouth after a two-week trip around parts of fascinating England with my wonderful Tatiana :). We started in gritty Birmingham and stayed in the friendly Saltley Inn, a pub with fun-loving staff and a lively atmosphere. Birmingham has changed significantly since I lived there and now half of the city seems and feels padestrianised, especially when the trams aren’t running, which they weren’t during our visit. The highlight of the Brum trip;
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Videos of Tony travelling on a rickshaw in Pakistan (3rd May 2022)

Tony and a fellow traveller from France riding a local rickshaw (inexpensive motorised three-wheeled transport) through the busy streets of Sehwan. A small city in the central area of Sindh Province of Pakistan.
Tony still on his rickshaw adventure through the chaotic streets of Sehwan to a famous Sufi shrine. The traffic is energetic to say the least!
Tony in more chaotic traffic. This time in the large, historic city of Multan – City of Saints. Multan is located in southern Punjab Province, which takes up most of east Pakistan. Tony experienced the city with two travellers he met during his journey in Pakistan.

Tony listening to a musical spiritual performance at Harappa (18th March 2022)

Tony listening to a musical spiritual performance to a saintly shrine at the ancient ruins of Harappa – a former Bronze age settlement. A man is singing whilst playing two traditional drums. The entrance to the peaceful shrine can be seen in the video.

Tony in Thar Desert, east Sindh, Pakistan! (14th March 2022)

Tony in Thar Desert, east Sindh, Pakistan!
I’m beginning to walk/slide down a large sand dune or sand hill in the huge Thar Desert, located 3 hours east of Hyderabad, Sindh Province, Pakistan. My friend Zuhaib and I are attempting to walk our way back down the big sand dune having just hiked/stumbled up it! Well, actually, I was pulled up most of the way by Zuhaib! :). We had great fun and it was a tremendous challenge :). You can hear Zuhaib laughing all the way down :) Enjoy, Tony.

Tony trying to milk Cow! (14th March 2022)

This video shows me at 7am on a warm morning in a small village, near the Sindh town of Djudo, roughly 3 hours from Hyderabad, at my Couchsurfing friend’s family farm! I’m attempting to milk a cow. As the video clearly shows, I’m not having much success, judging by the amusement of my friend and his lovely family :).

Blog post / Tony in Pakistan (10th March 2022)

Hi everyone, hope this finds you people well. I’m fine, having a blast in lovely Pakistan! Been here about 11 days now and it’s going great. Meeting wonderful people, staying with kind local hosts, eating interesting food, some slightly spicy, some very spicy! Also visiting some amazing places with my wonderful local hosts, Shahid Malik in Karachi and Zuhaib Lashari in Hyderabad. Zuhaib even took me to his family home in a small town/village 3 hours drive from Hyderabad and we visited and drove in the Thar Desert!
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