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

Tony in Thar Desert, east Sindh, Pakistan! (14th March 2022)

Tony in Thar Desert, east Sindh, Pakistan!
I’m beginning to walk/slide down a large sand dune or sand hill in the huge Thar Desert, located 3 hours east of Hyderabad, Sindh Province, Pakistan. My friend Zuhaib and I are attempting to walk our way back down the big sand dune having just hiked/stumbled up it! Well, actually, I was pulled up most of the way by Zuhaib! :). We had great fun and it was a tremendous challenge :). You can hear Zuhaib laughing all the way down :) Enjoy, Tony.

Tony trying to milk Cow! (14th March 2022)

This video shows me at 7am on a warm morning in a small village, near the Sindh town of Djudo, roughly 3 hours from Hyderabad, at my Couchsurfing friend’s family farm! I’m attempting to milk a cow. As the video clearly shows, I’m not having much success, judging by the amusement of my friend and his lovely family :).

Blog post / Tony in Pakistan (10th March 2022)

Hi everyone, hope this finds you people well. I’m fine, having a blast in lovely Pakistan! Been here about 11 days now and it’s going great. Meeting wonderful people, staying with kind local hosts, eating interesting food, some slightly spicy, some very spicy! Also visiting some amazing places with my wonderful local hosts, Shahid Malik in Karachi and Zuhaib Lashari in Hyderabad. Zuhaib even took me to his family home in a small town/village 3 hours drive from Hyderabad and we visited and drove in the Thar Desert!
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Tony in Karachi, Pakistan (3rd March 2022)

Tony in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. He is stood on the side of a busy road, listening to traffic wizz by outside the birthplace house of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of, and first president of Pakistan.
Tony with more heavy traffic speeding by. This time near the entrance to the beautiful park and mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, first Pakistan President, known as the Mazar-e-Quaid. Located in the Jamshed quarters of Central Karachi.

Two more videos from Libya (2nd February 2022)

Here are two more videos from Tony’s visit to Libya in December.

This is Tony’s final joyride in the wonderful sandy Sahara Desert near Ghadames, Libya. Tony is having tremendous fun :). Unlike beach sand, which is sticky and wet, desert sand just slides straight off and leaves no stickiness. I could have stayed in the Sahara for much longer.
Tony standing, listening to the crashing waves of the Mediterranean Sea hitting the beach near where the ancient ruins of Leptis Magna lie in Libya. Located about a two-hour drive east of Tripoli, Libya’s capital, the ruins of a large settlement of both Carthaginian and Roman cultures is a vast complex, roughly one third of which, has been excavated.

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!
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