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.
Hi everyone. Hope this finds people well, busy, keeping warm and not struggling too much. I hear times are tough. Especially in the UK, with Prime Ministers and cabinets constantly coming and going like there’s no tomorrow! What a bloody mess! Anyway: I’m in North Armenia, now in the small city of Dilijan in a nice, small guesthouse with kind staff. Not much English however, and I’m not exactly sure where I am!
I’ve spent the past week in wonderful Yerevan at the Extraordinary Travel Festival; a gathering of extreme travellers! Check out the amazing The Blind World Traveler video by Gustav below.
I did some excursions out of Yerevan to many churches and monasteries with a lovely, young, Armenian tour guide named Has, she’s wonderful. Then, with Has’s help, I took a shared taxi to Gyumri, Armenia’s second city, in the north. Had a nice one-day guided tour around Gyumri’s quiet, charming city, spent one night in a very quiet guesthouse and today, made my way to Dilijan by way of two taxies, one shared and one private! Buses only seem to run at certain times or when there are people to fill them. Anyway, I’m settling in, relaxing and waiting to see what tomorrow will bring. Cheers everyone. Stay safe, be well. Tony the Traveller :).
Surfing videos, NSW, Australia (15th September 2022)
Blog post / A Day on The Road With Tony (28th August 2022)
Last Friday, 26th August I think. I awoke at 05:30, pack my small backpack and, with help from the quiet, friendly lady at the Danube Delta Hostel in Sulina, the easternmost point of Romania, I set off on another epic journey! First there was a ten-minute walk along the riverbank to a pontoon, to take the motorised canoe taxi-boat across to the other bank, where the main part of the town lies. This involved climbing up three or four concrete steps,