• 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.

Buy Seeing the Americas My Way on amazon.co.uk.
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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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Update (8th January 2013)

Tony arrived in Athens, Greece on 24th December 2012. Just returned from 10 days in Italy; visiting Rome, Naples and Florence with Tatiana.

New blog post (28th December 2012)

Tony returned from South America on 21st December. You can read the final blog post of his trip here.

Blog post / Colombia and Ecuador (28th December 2012)

My last few days in Colombia were spent travelling on buses from one large city to another, stopping a night in a hostel and continuing the journey. After leaving my wonderful American friends Katie and Nathan in Manizales, I headed first to Cali and then on to Popayan. I met a German guy and a girl from Switzerland. We went out for dinner and worked our way through the dense crowds and heavy traffic in Popayan’s small,

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Blog post / Poem (17th December 2012)

Y travelling is great.

Travelling is great because it changes people’s minds and perceptions. Many people think negatively about sharing a room with one or more strangers. They worry about how many of their items may get stolen, instead of thinking positively and wondering how many friends they might make or what new cultures they might discover.

Meeting new people and learning about different cultures and languages is exciting, not frightening.

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Tony’s in central Colombia heading for Ecuador (14th December 2012)

I am now in the small delightful town of Guatape near Medellin in central Colombia. I travelled here from Cartagena. It’s much cooler as I am again in the Andes. I am heading to Manazales today. I am making my way to Ecuador and hope to be in Quito for 17 December.

‘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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