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

‘Seeing the World My Way’ audio book (14th December 2012)

Tony’s book ‘Seeing the World My Way’ is now available from the RNIB on audio disk as a DAISY recording.

Blog update from Colombia (3rd December 2012)

Read Tony’s latest blog here. More adventures! Paragliding in Merida, Venezuela and then bungee jumping in San Gil, Colombia.

Blog post / 14th bungee jump! (3rd December 2012)

Today I have just done my 14th bungee jump! and before that I did a paraglide. The travels of Tony are certainly becoming exciting!!

I am now in San Gil, central north Colombia, after taking three taxis and three buses on a 22 hour long journey from Merida, Venezuela in the Andes to Colombia. I arrived around 5.30 this morning and have since bungee jumped off a small bridge over the Fonce River.

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Blog post / Travels (29th November 2012)

I’m now in Mérida, in the Andes, still in Venezuela. I arrived this morning, 28th November.

Now, where did I leave my last travel story… I was in Guyana, I think. Georgetown, British Guyana’s capital is a nice enough city, very hot and dry in the day. It is on the coast and it’s possible to walk through the city passing all the historical and government building as you lazily stroll down to the sea wall.

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Blog latest (28th November 2012)

Read Tony’s latest blog post about his travels in Guyana and Venezuela here.

Update from Tony (26th November 2012)

I’m about to take a night bus to Coro on the north coast of Venezuela. I should be in Coro sometime tomorrow afternoon.

Canaima National Park photo:
Tony at the Angel Falls view point after hiking and climbing 750 metres accompanied by a local guide. This the world's highest waterfall. It is at present about 75 percent full as it is the dry season in Venezuela.Tony at the Angel Falls view point after hiking and climbing 750 metres accompanied by a local guide. This the world’s highest waterfall. It is at present about 75 percent full as it is the dry season in Venezuela. Taken on the evening of 23rd November.

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Tony in Guyana (19th November 2012)

I am now in Annai, an Amerindian village in the middle of British Guyana. I am staying at a wonderful eco-lodge named Rock View Lodge. I leave early tomorrow morning and head to Boa Vista, Brazil. More about Rock View and its wonderful people and nature to follow later.

Update from Tony (14th November 2012)

I’m at present in Georgetown, capital of Guyana, in the north part of South America. It’s on the Atlantic Ocean. I’ve been travelling for two weeks having set off on 1st November. I’ve visited Paramaribo, capital of Suriname, and also visited a couple of jungle villages in the rainforest. I then headed to Cayenne, capital of French Guiana.

I am couch surfing around and using public buses/shared mini-buses. It’s good fun, people are kind and friendly. It’s very hot. I touched spiders webs, maggots, termites, and many different plants and trees in the rainforest. I visited both a Maroon village, people from former slaves who ran away into the jungle, and a Amer-indian village deeper in the forest. The Maroon people are friendly and sociable, the Amer-Indians are less so and more shy. French Guiana was difficult, as there less English is spoken, and Cayenne has no real centre. I visited a Sloth animal sanctuary, where I held a sloth! Their fur feels like a cat’s. They cling to you and are as heavy as a human baby!

Georgetown is extremely hot. I’ve not explored yet, but spent most of the day in the National Centre for disabilities. The people are most friendly and kind. I next head into Guyana’s interior to a lodge near Annai village. Later I go to Brazil.

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