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 two Ebooks about my world adventures.

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.

Buy Seeing the World My Way on amazon.co.uk.
Buy Seeing The World My Way on Apple Books.

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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.

Buy Seeing the Americas My Way on amazon.co.uk.
Buy Seeing the Americas My Way on Apple Books.

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My ebooks are travel biographies of the observations and experiences of a blind man as he travels around the world having crazy adventures. The first instalment, Seeing the World My Way, describes my early journeys: out for adventure but consumed by alcohol as a method for dealing with my disabilities.

My second ebook, Seeing the Americas My Way, is a more sober, yet more emotional tale. It highlights my challenges of confronting personal issues whilst travelling.

News

Tony enjoying a traditional Nuba drum and dance ceremony in Omdurman (8th April 2019)

The sounds of the drums and singing/chanting by local Nuba people on a Friday afternoon/evening in Omdurman, the Islamic city of Khartoum. This is a religious event with locals sending offerings to God through their singing, drumming and dance. The Nuba or Sufi dance includes whirling Dervishes and fire dancers.

Tony’s continuing travels (27th March 2019)

Tony has recently arrived in the mountainous, East African country of Eritrea, country 119. Happy travels and thanks for following. Tony

Video – Pyramid of Userkaf, Saqqara, Egypt (4th March 2019)


Tony walking through a low and narrow passage leading from the tomb inside the Pyramid of Userkaf, to the outside. The large burial chamber is located at Saqqara, ancient Necropolis of Memphis, on the west bank of the River Nile, south of Cairo. The tomb is empty, but carvings are visible on the inner walls. A steep slope leads downwards from the entrance at a steep angle into the tomb.

Riding a Felucca on the river Nile (27th February 2019)

Tony and his Greek girlfriend/partner riding a Felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat on the river Nile in Cairo, capital of Egypt. A lovely way to spend an hour or two :)

The journey along the Nile continued. Central Cairo with its Garden City on one side and Giza with its ancient pyramids on the other bank.

Tony is holding the large wooden rudder of the Felucca and, with the captain’s help, is kind of steering the Felucca south along the Nile, in the rough direction of Luxor and, eventually after 900 kilometres or so, Aswan!

Blog post / Egypt Adventure (27th February 2019)

Tony, Tatiana now in Luxor for more ancient sites! This trip around Egypt has been interesting and fun, challenging and ever changing! Unable to discover or work out how to purchase train tickets to travel from Cairo to Luxor on, either the day train or overnight sleeper, we decided to travel the 7/8 hour journey by bus to Hurghada on Egypt’s Red Sea east coast. We departed Cairo around 7 pm, after going to a different bus terminal than the ‘Go Bus’ use.

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Ascend Podcast (11th February 2019)

Tony recently recorded this interesting 30 minute interview for the Ascend Podcast.

Downloadable audio version and more details on the Ascend Podcast website.

Videos at Pulang Bato Falls, Dumaguete, Negros Island, Philippines (5th February 2019)


This is the first video at Pulang Bato (Red Rock) Falls, near Dumaguete City, in the south part of Negros Island, central Philippines. It’s an easy waterfall to reach by motorbike and has easy access down concrete steps and rocks. Crossing the river to get closer to the falls is slightly tricky, as the rocks are slippery, but not really difficult. There are few people on a weekday and the sound of the falls is wonderful. The smell from the nearby hot springs is strong!


A very close-up view and audio of this wonderful waterfall. Tony crossed the river with help, slipping on boulders and rocks, but it was worth it for the view and sound :). This is what travelling is all about!

Blog post / A load of interesting links! (1st February 2019)

Dear all travellers and followers, please find a bunch of recent links of my documentaries, articles, interviews and where to buy and download my travel Ebooks. I hope the links work, for you all to watch, plus links to my Ebooks. Enjoy, thanks, Tony :)
www.youtube.com/user/tonythetraveller


‘Hole in the Rock’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8h55_t_CGY Zorbing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5INd8xcWTf8
Songhoy Blues and organiser Toumani Diabat Amazon – http://amzn.eu/5Pw5lV4 Apple –

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