The Blind Backpacker: Ethiopia
In the first of two special films, The Travel Show follows Tony Giles, an independent blind backpacker, as he heads to Ethiopia.
Tony Giles is an independent backpacker who has been totally blind from birth and visited over 125 countries in the last 20 years. In this first of two special films the Travel Show follows him as heads to Ethiopia. Tony starts his journey in the country's modern, vibrant capital Addis Ababa. On his quest to take in the sounds and smells and feel of the city, he explores one of Africa’s biggest markets and tastes Ethiopian food prepared by his local host. Jumping inside an iconic blue Addis taxi, he then heads to a gallery which exhibits art for the visually impaired before ending his day enjoying traditional Ethiopian music and dance.