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  • 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 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.

Blog post / Thrills and spills! (9th October 2012)

I’ve just done my 13th bungee Jump! Sunday 7th October, off the Transporter bridge, Middlesbrough, northeast England. I jumpt with UK Bungee Club and it was great fun! 160 feet, 50 metres! I stood on the edge and the energy flowed through me then I jumpt – electric! My first bungee in 4 years and I can’t wait to do something else similar. The more adrenalyn the better! See photos on my facebook Next off to Berlin.

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Blog post / Central Europe Trip (4th September 2012)

A 12-day journey through central Europe involving Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria and Slovakia, August 2012.

I began in Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, where I spent 4 days-3 nights walking its cobbled streets listening to its many fountains and soaking up its relaxed friendly atmosphere. Naturally I spent time walking around part of Lake Zurich and was even lucky enough to take a boat ride on the lake one evening on a chance meeting with a Swiss lady who enquired upon where I wished to go.

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Tony’s group facebook (8th July 2012)

Check out my group Facebook, Tony the Traveller.

Updates from Tony (1st June 2012)

Tony visited friends in Hartlepool north-east England between 3rd and 6th June. He visited a historic sailing ship and drove a Thundercat inflatable boat and had fun! Photos to be added shortly.

Tony also sold 20 signed copies of Seeing the World My Way at Waterstones in Abergaveny on Saturday 9th June.

Tony goes back to Greece on Monday 11th June to be with his love Tatiana. Tony, Tatiana plus two ladies from Kentucky, America, who are also visually impaired, will explore Athens, travel around Paris and visit sites in Teignmouth and London. Tony is back in the UK after 7th July.

Blog post / West Africa travels (24th March 2012)

Five days ago I left the tranquillity of Abene, a beach and tropical paradise village in Senegal’s southwest coast in the Casamance region and headed to Ziguinchor, the capital of that region. After a night there in hot dry weather, I began the long journey by sept-place (seven seat) taxi to Tambacounda, in Senegal’s eastern region and near the border with north-west Mali. It was a long journey. I went to the sept-place garage around 6 am and waited an hour for the car to fill up.

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Blog post / The festive season (2nd December 2011)

Hello all fellow travellers and followers out there, the festive season is on us once again. So its time to get thinking about gifts for the friends and family. Know someone who’s into travel or would like to hear an amazing story? Well why not think about buying my amazing travel autobiography; Seeing the world my way Published by Silverwood Originals, priced pounds 8.99, $14.50 Travel and adventure with an alternative view. Go on, take a chance;

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