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  • 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

Tony on American blind guy’s Youtube channel (13th October 2021)

Hey everyone who follows this page. I wanted to share this: Today I did an interview about travelling blind on Anthony Parker’s Youtube channel, blind host and musician from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We talked about travelling blind. Check it out here. Have a great day, evening and night. Thanks, Tony :). Who is Tony Giles, The Blind Traveller? https://youtu.be/GzJv2z28gfQ — Tony Giles blind solo traveller and public speaker. Author of new eBook: Seeing a Slice of Southern Africa My Way ISBN 9781839781544 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08RWLRC2F/ I’m Fund raising for Galloway’s Society for the Blind, a charity that supports blind and visually impaired people throughout the northwest of England. my challenge: to raise £3,850 or more. Half for Galloway’s to support their fine work and half to send me to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru in April or October 2022 and show what blind people can do. My Go fund me page: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TonyGiles1

Blog post / Interesting Exhibition on Black and Ethnic Minority peoples daily life by Photographer, Brunel Johnson (11th October 2021)

For anyone in and around London, or visiting London before the end of October, check out this provocative exhibition.
Public viewing at the London Lighthouse Gallery: exhibition ‘CAN YOU SEE ME NOW? By Brunel Johnson.
DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER / FILMMAKER / HUMANITARIAN Brunel Johnson is a candid street and commercial sports, lifestyle, and documentary photographer who hails from North West London. Shortly after studying Mathematics at university, Brunel picked up the camera or as Brunel recalls “It chose me,

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Places to visit – Maisy Battery (8th October 2021)

Tony is a WWII buff! He has visited and really likes Maisy Battery, a Second World War artillery battery located in Normandy, France.

The Mali Coup Experience (8th October 2021)

In this Bespoke audio article Tony talks about his experiences travelling in Mali during the March 2012 coup d’état.

Fundraising for Galloway (3rd October 2021)

I’m fundraising for Galloway’s Society for the Blind, a charity that
supports blind and visually impaired people throughout the northwest
of England.

My challenge: to raise £3,850 or more. Most for Galloway’s to support
their fine work and the rest to send me to hike the Inca Trail to
Machu Picchu, Peru in April or October 2022 and show what blind people
can do.

My GoFundMe page:
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TonyGiles1

Latest travel update. (1st October 2021)

I’ve just returned from two wonderful weeks of travelling around part of Denmark with my beautiful Greek girlfriend, Tatiana – who is also totally blind. We had a fantastic time visiting various places in Copenhagen, Denmark’s chaotic and relaxed Capital before visiting other historical cities. This included Helsingor at the top of the island of Zealand, with its wonderful (Hamlet) Kronborg Castle – a UNESCO Site. A short train journey took us to Roskild with it’s famous Viking Ship Museum, before continuing to Odense, home of famous fairy tail writer, Hans Christian Andersen. Finally, we walked the many cobbled streets of Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, on Jutland, which boasts the country’s longest and highest cathedral. We had help from so many lovely, kind and warm Danish people and tasted many different foods. These included: Smørrebrød (open sandwich),with various toppings, The rød pølse (red sausage), usually served inside a fresh bun with ketchup and/or mustard on top. On our second evening in the country, we were invited to a friend’s home to sample the now popular national dish, Stegt flæsk med persillesovs – a pork based meal! Our final evening was spent in the enjoyable company of a Danish blind friend, Robin Cocks, who works as a presenter and interviewer for several Danish radio stations. He’s about to embark on a journey around Uganda and make a film documentary. We met in Vivaldi Cafe, a notable restaurant chain located throughout Denmark. It’s quite an expensive establishment, but serves fresh and tasty food. Now Tatiana and I are back in Athens, Greece. I will stay here for a few more weeks then return to England to plan my next trips. Happy travels, Tony :).

Blog post / Newspaper interview for Odense Paper in Denmark. (1st October 2021)

Translated from the original newspaper article in Danish language by Google Translate. 43-year-old Tony Giles from England and his Greek girlfriend Tatiana visited Odense this weekend, where the author of this article took them around HC Andersen’s House. It became an educational morning for everyone. 26 Sep. 2021 at 09:00 Simon Staun sim@fynskemedier.dk Odense: I would otherwise have sworn that I would never use the HC Andersen phrase “To travel is to live”

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Tony on the Tell Me Where to Go Podcast (30th September 2021)

Tony on the Super Seven Series of the Tell Me Where to Go Podcast with
Steve Collins, Travel Correspondent/Podcast Producer & Presenter,
Perth, Australia.

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