• 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.

Buy Seeing the Americas My Way on amazon.co.uk.
Buy Seeing the Americas My Way on Apple Books.


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.

Buy Seeing the World My Way on amazon.co.uk.
Buy Seeing The World My Way on Apple Books.


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.

Buy Seeing the Americas My Way on amazon.co.uk.
Buy Seeing the Americas My Way on Apple Books.


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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Itchy Feet podcast (28th May 2020)

Listen to Tony talking to Jo O’Connor on the Itchy Feet podcast.

For more details visit: https://shows.acast.com/itchy-feet-travel-podcast/episodes/tony-giles

BBC Travel Show interview (7th May 2020)

Check out this new BBC Travel Show interview with Tony.

Blog post / Telegraph Article, April 2020 (28th April 2020)

Article by • Annabel Fenwick Elliott, senior content editor 27 APRIL 2020 • 10:15AM Follow Tony Giles is currently self-isolating, but as soon as this is all over, he says he’ll be travelling again until the day he dies Close your eyes, cover your ears, now go and tour Rome on your own. It’s a prospect that seems infeasible, and yet voyaging the world solo while blind and mostly deaf is exactly what Tony Giles does,

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Tony playing drums! (23rd April 2020)

Tony playing a double-ended drum from Sri Lanka, sat in his little apartment with the sun shining and the seagulls out and about!

Chobe National Park animal videos (23rd April 2020)

Tony sat in a safari jeep in the middle of Chobe National Park in Kasane, north Botswana. Video shows a male and female lion lying on the ground, close together, asleep. The male lion eventuallly awakes and begins cleaning himself, including licking his balls! 19th March 2020.
This very brief video of two male red lechwes about to fight, was taken during Tony’s game drive through Chobe National Park, Kasane, north Botswana, early on a Friday morning in late March. The weather was cool, overcast and cloudy. 19th March 2020.

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Blog post / Self-Isolation Message (9th April 2020)

Easter is nearly upon us in the UK, the sun is out, the weather is nice and the forecast predicts a lovely weekend. Cricket should be being played and kids should be in the parks. But, please, please, please everybody, stay in your houses, apartments, gardens, balconies this weekend and the coming weeks ahead. It’s vital that we all follow the government guidelines; stay in and isolate ourselves from each other. This is the only way this terrible Coronavirus can be defeated and the nurses,

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Elephant Interaction (30th March 2020)

Tony is having an elephant interaction at the Elephant Cafe near the Zambezi River, near Livingstone, Zambia on Sunday, 22nd March 2020. These large males were rescued from Zimbabwe several years ago during a big drought. Tony and his Zambian friend, Ethan are feeding the elephants natural plant material that they would find and eat in the wild. Their trunks are full of strong muscles and they suck in their food before putting it in their mouth. Elephants eat up to 16 hours per day. Feeding, touching and being with them was a magical experience! :)

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Blog post / Botswana and beyond (28th March 2020)

My journey around Botswana, country 125, began in Gaborone, the country’s capital! It’s much warmer and dryer than the UK! Relaxing in nice surroundings, birds chattering outside :). The trip began with a long flight to Joburg, South Africa, where I stayed with a lovely South African guy, Niel for a night. The following day it was an 8 hour bus ride to Botswana. People were friendly, kind and helped me cross the border, I didn’t even have to leave the bus!

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