Read more about Tony.
I have written and published three eBooks about my world adventures.
Seeing a Slice of Southern Africa My Way
NEW EBOOK, published 31 December 2020.
Seeing The World My Way
Published in 2010 and re-published as an Ebook in 2017.
Seeing The Americas My Way
Ebook published September 2016.
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.
Blog post / Travel Words (13th September 2008)
My name is Tony Giles from England, I am totally blind and severely deaf, yet I have travelled the world visiting all its continents.
It is a fantastic achievement and a dream come true. At a young age I desired to be independent after attending a specialist boarding school for the blind. I gained the mobility skills and confidence to believe I could do anything I desired.
Blog post / Alternative travel (13th September 2008)
I was sent this from a friend who is also deaf and blind, enjoy.
Kayaks, Unicycles and Rickshaws – July 15, 2008
By Andrew Shanahan – The Guardian
Why travel to work like a sardine squashed into a tin?
Andrew Shanahan meets the commuters who have ditched trains, buses and
cars for less conventional transport
Bill Corr, Software Engineer
When my wife decided to start working again,
Blog post / New Adventures! (11th September 2008)
This is the latest update on Tonythetraveller!
On August 23rd I travelled to Venezuela at the top of South America for a month’s backpacking. However, due to bad sickness from probibly the intense heat and different water, i returned early, after just 9 days.
It is an amazing country; with intense weather, interesting food, insessant moskitoes and wonderful kind people.
I officially Couch Surfed for the first time and found it enjoyable and educational.Read more →
Blog post / Munky business! (20th August 2008)
Gibraltar is a British territory, although it has its own currency in Gibraltar pounds and its own elected government. It basically rules itself. However, British pounds can be used and the predominent language is English. It has no cities or towns, it is just Gibraltar – The Rock!
Once through customs, I headed for the nearist buss stotp, showing a pedestrian the address of the hostel I had booked previously in Cadiz. The local showed me to the bus and asked the driver to drop me near my destination.Read more →
Blog post / South-West Europe (20th August 2008)
My next adventure took me on the highways of Portugaul, down the coast road of Southern Spain and onwards to a meeting with British soil and monkeys!
The Swede, a crazy guy Alistair had met in a hostel adjacent to the Rising Cock drove, I sat in the frunt and Alistair and the serf boards were in the back. The Swede was an interesting character; a serf bum like Alistair, young and a laugh.Read more →
Blog post / Portugal (19th August 2008)
I took a midnight bus from Seville to Lisbon, Loretta and Marco saw me off like I was family. It was mid January 2008 by then. I slept for most of the seven hour journey, arriving in the Portuguese capital an hour after dawn. I was back on British Mean Time. I took a taxi to the Oasis Backpackers, unsure of its destination. Once at the hostel, I crashed for a while,Read more →
Blog post / Spain 2. (13th August 2008)
I flew back to Seville in early January 2008, to continue my journey around South-West Europe. I wanted to visit Portugal and also enter into Morocco, just across the Strait of Gibraltar. I returned to Seville, because I liked the city’s medieval atmosphere and I wanted to see friends I had made previously. Marco, the crazy Mexican I had shared a dorm with in late December, met me at the airport and we got the bus back into the city.Read more →
Blog post / Walking in the woods! (3rd July 2008)
Canada is a land of magnificent beauty and wonder. Its geographical vastness and diversity makes it a unique, magical land.
I first visited Canada in the summer of 2004. I spent just under three months travelling from east to west and eventually heading north. My journey began and ended in Toronto, it is a city I have returned to on almost every subsequent visit to that fascinating country. Its qualities lie in its people,Read more →