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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

Latest travel update. (1st October 2021)

I’ve just returned from two wonderful weeks of travelling around part of Denmark with my beautiful Greek girlfriend, Tatiana – who is also totally blind. We had a fantastic time visiting various places in Copenhagen, Denmark’s chaotic and relaxed Capital before visiting other historical cities. This included Helsingor at the top of the island of Zealand, with its wonderful (Hamlet) Kronborg Castle – a UNESCO Site. A short train journey took us to Roskild with it’s famous Viking Ship Museum, before continuing to Odense, home of famous fairy tail writer, Hans Christian Andersen. Finally, we walked the many cobbled streets of Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, on Jutland, which boasts the country’s longest and highest cathedral. We had help from so many lovely, kind and warm Danish people and tasted many different foods. These included: Smørrebrød (open sandwich),with various toppings, The rød pølse (red sausage), usually served inside a fresh bun with ketchup and/or mustard on top. On our second evening in the country, we were invited to a friend’s home to sample the now popular national dish, Stegt flæsk med persillesovs – a pork based meal! Our final evening was spent in the enjoyable company of a Danish blind friend, Robin Cocks, who works as a presenter and interviewer for several Danish radio stations. He’s about to embark on a journey around Uganda and make a film documentary. We met in Vivaldi Cafe, a notable restaurant chain located throughout Denmark. It’s quite an expensive establishment, but serves fresh and tasty food. Now Tatiana and I are back in Athens, Greece. I will stay here for a few more weeks then return to England to plan my next trips. Happy travels, Tony :).

Blog post / Newspaper interview for Odense Paper in Denmark. (1st October 2021)

Translated from the original newspaper article in Danish language by Google Translate. 43-year-old Tony Giles from England and his Greek girlfriend Tatiana visited Odense this weekend, where the author of this article took them around HC Andersen’s House. It became an educational morning for everyone. 26 Sep. 2021 at 09:00 Simon Staun sim@fynskemedier.dk Odense: I would otherwise have sworn that I would never use the HC Andersen phrase “To travel is to live”

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Tony on the Tell Me Where to Go Podcast (30th September 2021)

Tony on the Super Seven Series of the Tell Me Where to Go Podcast with
Steve Collins, Travel Correspondent/Podcast Producer & Presenter,
Perth, Australia.

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Tony in Denmark (23rd September 2021)

Tony listening to the wonderful sound of falling water from a large bowl-shaped fountain on Skomagergade (Shoemakers Street) in the centre of the Denmark city of Roskilde. It’s an ancient city on the west side of the island of Zealand. Roughly 30 km (20 miles) west of Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. It’s a late sunny afternoon. The large fountain has two bowls, the large one where Tony is standing and a smaller one above where water is cascading off. A lovely sight and sound.
A man playing an accordion on a street near Tivoli Gardens, central Copenhagen. Taken by Tony on 20th September 2021.

The Unravelling Travelling Podcast (30th August 2021)

Here’s a short clip of Tony being interviewed by Li and Ben, two English travellers, for the Unravelling Travelling Podcast

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Blog post / New travels! (22nd August 2021)

Hi everyone. Had a nice, relaxing weekend. Now about to head off north, well, northeast to be exact! Tomorrow afternoon I’m travelling by train all the way to Kingston Upon Hull, in the far northeast of England. East Yorkshire in fact. and the Hull and Humber rivers. Why? To do a little exploring and stay in a delightful, independent hostel. Oh, and yes, for a base to travel to Leeds on Wednesday, for day one of the third cricket test match between England and India.

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Blog post / A fund raising plea! (17th August 2021)

Hi dear friends and followers: I hope your weekend went well. I had a fantastic one. Attended the 3rd, 4th and 5th and final day of the cricket test match at Lords, in North London, between England and India. Sadly and frustratingly, India won! :). But it was a close match until midday on the Monday, then England let it slip! Really though, India are simply a better team at present :). I met some lovely people though,

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Blog post / An Interesting Time (2nd August 2021)

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and keeping busy. I’ve been busy this last 10 days or so! On Friday 23rd July, my love, Tatiana, and I headed to Weston-super-Mare in Somerset for the weekend to stay with my parents. Normally a straightforward journey! However, this one turned out to be problematic! Upon arrival at Taunton, our train to Worle, a suburb village of Weston was delayed and then subsequently canceled. So we had an hour or more to wait for another train.

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