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.
The first instalment of the trilogy, Seeing the World My Way, published in print in 2010 and released as an eBook in 2017, describes my early journeys in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South East Asia: out for adventure but consumed by alcohol as a method for dealing with my disabilities and other emotional issues. Full of adrenaline activities, it is a travel book of adventure and escapism.
Seeing the Americas My Way, the second eBook, is a more sober, yet more emotional tale. It highlights my challenges of confronting personal issues whilst travelling through the vast continents of North and South America in search of myself and inner peace.
These three eBooks, as standalones or read as a trilogy, give some insight into how a blind person is able to journey independently and gain a unique perspective on travel through a very different view.
Seeing a Slice of Southern Africa My Way
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Seeing a Slice of Southern Africa My Way is the third in the Seeing The World series, by Tony Giles. It offers a unique insight into travelling in Southern Africa from a blind person’s perspective.
It is a journey of continued self-discovery for the author as he plots his way from multi-cultural South Africa with its complex society, to Malawi, with its picturesque and peaceful nature. This fascinating travel biography takes the reader through parts of Southern Africa, and offers a brief glimpse into a little of Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The history, culture, geography and nature of these nations is described through the author’s other senses and provides an alternative insight to travelling in a fascinating and, somewhat, dangerous region of Africa.
How does the author cope travelling around countries that lack the conventional infrastructures of the UK whilst blind? What skills does he use to tackle the many challenges that are encountered in such impoverished countries like Zimbabwe? These, alongside many more questions, are answered in the pages of this compact and, often, emotional story.
Ebook published 31 December 2020. ISBN 9781839781544.
Seeing The Americas My Way
Tony’s second fascinating travel biography offers a more sensory observation of backpacking. From the sounds, smells and cuisine of Brazil and Argentina to the rhythm of salsa in Cuba. Mexico, Chile and Uruguay are also briefly explored.
Whilst there are the usual adrenaline fuelled activities associated with this author in the United States and Canada, the main thread of the story deals with a personal challenge of compromising between love and friendship.
It is a journey of self-discovery with a focus on spartan nature and isolation as a guidance to help the author resolve his emotional problems.
Continue following Tony’s unique wanderings to discover where he will lead you!
Ebook published September 2016. ISBN 9781912022625.
Seeing The World My Way
Seeing the World My Way follows Tony Giles’ journey of hedonism and thrill-seeking adventure as he travels across North America, Asia and Australasia. Full of drama, danger and discovery, this fascinating travel biography is a young blind man’s view of the world as he sets out to achieve his dream, dealing with disability whilst living life to the limit.
From bungee jumping in New Zealand to booze filled nights out in New Orleans, Seeing the World My Way is a no-holds-barred account that is certainly not for the faint hearted. Travel the world in a whole new way with Tony Giles’ frank, honest and exhilarating romp through one adrenaline-fuelled experience after another.
The second edition, an ebook, published in December 2016. ISBN 9781912022861.
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Now out of print. First edition published by SilverWood Originals in November 2010.
Braille and audio
Available since 2011 in braille from the RNIB Library. Also available to loan or buy in audio Daisy format.
Polish language paperback (Świat w moich oczach )
Seeing The World My Way was published in Polish in 2012. More information can be found on the publisher’s website: Prószyński Media.