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Welcome to the exciting website of Tony Giles – blind world traveller and writer.

Tony on the shore of Lake Louise in the Rocky Mountains, Alberta, CanadaTony on the shore of Lake Louise in the Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada.

I am totally blind and 80% deaf in both ears without my hearing aids. I also had a successful kidney transplant in December 2008. Yet I’ve visited the World’s Seven continents, all fifty states of the USA, crossed the Arctic Circle, travelled in every South American country and visited all ten Canadian provinces.

I originate from Weston-super-Mare, near Bristol, in the South West of England. At present I live in Teignmouth, Devon.

I have written and published two Ebooks about my world adventures.

Seeing The World My Way - front cover

Seeing The World My Way

Published in 2010 and re-published as an Ebook in 2017.



It is now only available in Ebook, Braille and Daisy formats.

Seeing The Americas My Way

Seeing the Americas My Way - front cover

Ebook published September 2016. ISBN 9781912022625.



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

The second book is a more sober, yet more emotional tale. It highlights my challenges of confronting personal issues whilst travelling.

See more information about my travel Ebooks here:
Tony Giles – Blind Author and Travel Writer.


Annaba music (23rd December 2018)

A local singer/guitarist performing in a downtown cafe in Annaba, northeast Algeria on a late Tuesday afternoon, Tony and other locals in attendance.

Some music in Annaba

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Annaba music part 2.

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Rocking in Constantine, Algeria (21st December 2018)

I’m rocking in Constantine, a great place, lovely people. Saw/heard two great bands tonight. I’ll share photos and videos on Saturday when I have a better wifi connection! That should wet your appetites! Cheers, Tony :)

Video – ancient Roman city of Tipasa, Algeria (19th December 2018)

Ancient Tipasa, Algeria

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Tony at the ancient Roman city of Tipasa, an hour’s drive west of Algiers, capital of Algeria. The old ruins, which include a theatre, amphitheatre, basilicas and bathhouses, lie above the shore on Algeria’s Mediterranean coast. Watch and hear the sound of the sea pounding the rocks below!

More videos here.

In Algeria (14th December 2018)

Tony is now in Algiers, capital of Algeria, North Africa. This is Tony 115th country on the UN’s list of sovereign countries and 133rd visited on Tony’s own list of nations. More updates coming soon, so stay tuned and keep watching and read. Thanks for following, Tony :).

TEDx Vienna Conference 2018 video (5th December 2018)

I hope this finds you well. Please find below the long awaited video of my TEDx Vienna talk on Simplexity that occurred in Austria on 19th October.

Blind Man Travelling Solo | Tony Giles | TEDxVienna

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Interview on RMWorldTravel – America’s number one radio travel show! (30th October 2018)

Interview with Tony broadcast on 27th October 2018.

Listen to the podcast on the RMWorldTravel website. The podcast is dated 27 October 2018.

Tony being interviewed at TEDx Vienna Conference 2018 (22nd October 2018)

Check out this group of short interviews at the TEDx Vienna Conference on Simplexity, where I gave a talk about travelling blind! Enjoy and thanks for follow. Tony :). fm4.orf.at/player/20181021/CO/162215000

London Big Bus Tour video (4th September 2018)

Tony interviewed on a ‘Big Bus’ in London for World Travel Market:

WTM Inspires with Tony Giles: How can the travel industry learn from disabled travellers?

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Tony in England!

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