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

Podcast about smells (31st January 2022)

Here’s a link to a recent podcast I did, all about travel smells. Go check it out and enjoy.

Thrillist Explorers podcast:
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM…
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/this-episode-stinks-how-to-map-the-worlds-best-and/id1481261969?i=1000548450830
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2rrNRBMEdveqS1TaMiObQb

Another video of Tony rolling the sand dunes in the Sahara Desert (2nd January 2022)

This is part 2 of Tony rolling the sand dunes in the Sahara Desert near the historical city of Ghadames in Libya on a fun afternoon in December. An amazing, thrilling experience. See the sand fly, hear the shrieking of the wind and Tony and his Canadian travel companion shouting and laughing :). What fun :)

Tony in Libya (14th December 2021)

Tony and his guide, Abubaker, viewing nearby mountains in the distance, roughly 1.5 hours drive from Tripoli, capital and largest city of Libya. It’s a sunny day. Tony was helped over large rocks with loose stones to the viewing area. This viewpoint is not far from a historic stone granary. 12th December 2021
Tony in the UNESCO Old town of Ghadames, south Libya, 13th December 2021. Tony is emerging from one of the covered walkways/passages from the old walled town of Ghadames, an ancient Berba town into the gardens or allotments. Tony’s guide, Abubaker, a Libyan national is the one giving the description. Tony is on a five day organised tour. It’s the only way Libya can be visited by tourists at present.
Tony enjoying sand dune rough ride in Sahara Desert, 13th December 2021. Tony, along with a Canadian tourist and two Libyan guides, are enjoying an afternoon of rough riding over the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert in southern Libya, near the small city of Ghadames. The windows are down and Tony and his Canadian companion can be heard whooping and shouting! The hair-raising bumpy and bouncy experience is like riding a roller-coaster!

Tony listening to a live band in Tunis, Tunisia, 9th December 2021 (12th December 2021)

Heard this live Tunisian band, a mixture of rock and Arab music on the main street of Tunis, capital and largest city of Tunisia, North Africa. The band were finishing their set when Tony and a friend he was with, came across them. Enjoy the music!

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: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tony-giles4

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.

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