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

Blog post / Here it is (10th January 2008)

My Thanks go to carol Johnston, the mother of a friend for proof reading this. Also Ryan Monerham and mat Tully for their friendship during my adventures and in formation for this essay. Enjoy it everyone.

Iceland Essay Part 1

The journey began with the usual mad dash scramble; first, a two-hour train journey from Birmingham, in the middle of England,

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Blog post / Band on the run! (9th January 2008)

Hi everyone in the world, happy New Year. The Tony giles Experience Winter tour is still on the road and happening. So far I have been to Berlin, germany for a brief weekend – there is a blog about that. Then it was off to iceland for a cool ride – essays about this adventure promised shortly! After that I hotted up in Sri Lanka for a month and I finished 2007 and began 2008 in sunny Spain.

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Blog post / Friend of the travel world (5th November 2007)

Hi everyone, I’m working hard on the Iceland write up. In the mean time, I thought you would like this from a travel friend I met in the States in April. He’s an interesting guy. Have a good read, Tony

http://picasaweb.google.com/bf.intransit/Usa2007WestCoast

Greetings from Eugene, Oregon.

My bike is currently at the Bike Friday HQ having a service, so I’m taking the opportunity to write some notes at the local library.

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Blog post / Four days in berlin (15th October 2007)

The second gig of the winter tour took place over the four days 4-8 October 2007. What a trip it was.

I took the train from my local town just outside Birmingham to Gatwick, West Sussex – not London as many people think. This train journey should have allowed me to arrive for the flight in time, but due to the marvellous consistent latefulness of England’s rail network, the journey got later and later.

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Blog post / Winter Tour (11th October 2007)

Hi everybody, this is the Tony Giles Experience Winter Tour. Tony is on tour again; travelling the globe and anywhere else that is worth a visit. The travel gig began in mid September with a couple of days in London. I stayed in a HI hostel called Holland park near Kensington High-street.

The hostel is an interesting affair, priced at £15.70 a night, dorm bed per member. It is situated in the middle of a large park.

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Blog post / websites (2nd October 2007)

Hi everyone, check out these websites for hostels and travelling.

www.Auinfo.com

www.hostelinternational.com

www.hostelz.com

www.En.Wikipedia.org

www.kiwi.experience.co.nz

www.yha.org.uk

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Blog post / Travelling blind (1st October 2007)

How a blind person travels.

It was the height of summer and I was half way across Canada, a magnificent country that more resembled a continent. My next challenge was to cross the remainder of this great land, explore its complement of mountains, parks and wildlife and, if possible, reach Alaska before the weather changed for the worst.

I was particularly happy now that I was re-united with my backpack. After an hour’s journey,

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Blog post / Hostels-part 2 (1st October 2007)

Hostelling is fantastic. I’ve been hostelling for over 10 years. The previous blog tells how I started and got into it. I’ve never looked back and apart from camping, I would not use any other type of accommodation unless absolutely necessary.

I have used hotels-motels in America on my last trip March-July 2007 because many of the places and the States I wanted to visit do not possess hostels. I also discovered that many hostels in Malawi are not called hostels but guest houses.

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