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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

Blog post / My latest new countries (21st March 2011)

I am still on the road in beautiful South America.  Since my problems, which I have managed to overcome with much help from several kind and thoughtful travellers, I have been to Paraguay and back to Argentina. From Salta I headed to Posadas a quiet small city on the border with Paraguay for one night then across a small bridge by bus to Encarnación, south-east Paraguay. I couched surfed with a cool guy named Claudio and his friends for two nights and visited an early 18th Century Jesuit ruins, Read more →

Blog post / Problems on the road in South America! (14th March 2011)

Since the last blog, I have been to a few places and had several problems, some of my own design and others completely beyond my control! My trip up the coast of Chile hit a snag one evening when I attempted to get a bus from Valparaiso slightly north of Santiago to Arica, Chile’s most northerly city. I was informed that no buses were available until Monday, and it was only Saturday evening. I then asked about buses to San Pedro de Alcama,

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Blog post / The big debate of South America! (1st March 2011)

For the last month I have been travelling through Argentina and Chile. There is a question and a debate that comes from this travelling. I have visited Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, Argentina for the second time and discovered Puerto Williams, Santiago, Isla Negra and Valparaiso, Chile for the first time. I also revisited Punta Arenas, Chile twice. The question is, which is better, Argentina or Chile?

They are both different but similar countries.

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Blog post / Antarctica part two and other travels (22nd February 2011)

After making the first landing on Half Moon Island during the first evening in South Shetlands it became even better. We enjoyed many more landings, nine in all, with only Port Lockroy being missed as the time of evening was too late for a landing. The wind with us constantly became horizontal on more than two occasions and was at its most devastating during our visit to Deception Island and on Hannah Point.

The return journey from Hannah point on 3rd February was breathtaking!

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Blog post / The white continent! (7th February 2011)

So my trip has begun. I am on the road for just under three months, visiting Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands, Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru. However, my real challenge is to get to Antarctica, the white continent. I began on 20th January and flew to Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina via Texas, USA. Four relaxing days were spent with friend I had met six years ago when in Africa. Rodrigo and Inma showed me around B.A,

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Blog post / A companion for Antarctica? (5th January 2011)

Hi all fellow travellers out there.
This is tonythetraveller wishing everybody  a happy 2011.
I am planning to go to Antarctica in January 2011. I arrive in Ushuaia, bottom of Argentina,  on 25th January. I have a trip to Antarctica for 10 nights, 11 days. at a reasonable price. There is only one problem, because of my blindness, they won’t take me alone.
I’m looking,

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Blog post / Press release for my soon to be published travel book (8th October 2010)

Hi to everybody who reads this site regularly and for anyone new to this blog page.
Below is advertising for the publication of my first travel book
Seeing the world my way
Enjoy this article and tell everyone you know – spread the word.
Tonythetraveller

 

SilverWood Originals
silverwoodbooks.com/originals

MEDIA RELEASE OCTOBER 2010

For immediate release:

Englishman Tony ‘Sees’

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Blog post / Something amazing to read (19th January 2010)

Hi all travellers, I was sent this extract about a young disabled guy in the USA.
I thought people might find it interesting and inspiring.
Tonythetraveller.com

I Am Potential by Patrick Henry Hughes
I Am Potential
Eight Lessons on Living, Loving, and Reaching Your Dreams
by Patrick Henry Hughes – Available October 20, 2008
with Patrick John Hughes and Bryant Stamford

Excerpt from Chapter 1

When Life Gives You Lemons,

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