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.

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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 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

Eritrea interview (23rd April 2019)

Read this interview Tony gave while in Eritrea: http://www.shabait.com/

Blog post / Still travelling (21st April 2019)

I’ve just spent one of the most amazing weeks of my life, making a documentary with the BBC Travel Show team in magical Ethiopia. Two documentaries to be released sometime in July. I’ll keep everyone posted! So many emotional highlights! :). These are what travel Ebooks are about. Hoping to release my third Ebook in mid September, so watch out. You will need the first two, to enjoy this one – my first travels in Africa.

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Blog post / In Ethiopia again. (16th April 2019)

I’m currently travelling around fascinating and wonderful Ethiopia with its ancient history and religious cultures, both Christian and Muslim. Before Ethiopia, I was in Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti. I crossed overland from Djibouti City to Harar in East Ethiopia, where I spent a couple days exploring the old, medieval Islamic walled town – the fourth most important destination in Muslim culture and history. Eventually, a loong 11 hour coach journey brought me to Addis Ababa,

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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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