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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.

Amazon.co.uk
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seeing-World-Way-Tony-Giles/dp/1906236380/

iTunes
https://geo.itunes.apple.com/gb/book/seeing-the-world-my-way/id1189073353?mt=11

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.

Amazon.co.uk
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M14JY50

iTunes
https://geo.itunes.apple.com/gb/book/seeing-the-americas-my-way/id1155800966?mt=11

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.


News

Tony’s featur lenth ‘Holy Land’ documentary (10th April 2018)

Here’s a link to my feature length documentary of my two original and, separate, documentaries of my travels in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, now put together along with unseen footage as one long feature. Enjoy, and thanks for watching and following. Tony :)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09yrrcy/the-travel-show-seeing-the-world-without-sight

Radio interview (7th April 2018)

VIP Lounge, Roskilde Dampradio, Denmark

Tony Giles – V.I.P. Lounge interview

Watch this video on YouTube.

Recorded 27th February 2018. Interviewed by Robin Cox.

Tony’s Article in RNIB Magazine (6th April 2018)

Read about my visit to Canterbury Cathedral, southeast England in the spring edition of Connect, an RNIB online Magazine for blind and visually impaired people in the UK.
http://www.rnib.org.uk/rnibconnect/canterbury-cathedral-sight-loss-friendly-and-accessible
Thanks for following, more coming soon, Tony :).

latest news (1st April 2018)

Tony now relaxing in windy Devon, UK. After an epic journey of over 30 hours that involved an 8-hour bus ride from Muscat, Oman to Dubai, UAE, a 4-hour flight from Dubai to Beirut, capital of Lebanon, another flight from Beirut to Belgrade, capital of Serbia, and a final flight from Belgrade to Heathrow Airport, London. Before a 4-hour train journey to Tony’s place of residence in southern Devon! He could have flown direct from Muscat to London, but undertaking the journey in segments saved him quite a lot of money and, for Tony, it is all about the adventure and meeting interesting people along the way! Happy travels, from Tony Ps, don’t forget his fascinating travel Ebooks about a totally blind and partially deaf guy’s global adventures. Hilarious accounts of travels without sight and, often, not in complete control of his senses! Are available: Seeing The Americas My Way Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M14JY50 Apple – itunes.apple.com/us/book/seeing-the-americas-my-way/id1155800966?mt=11 Kobo – store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/seeing-the-americas-my-way Google Play – play.google.com/store/books/details/Tony_Giles_Seeing_The_Americas_My_Way?id=ebEXDQAAQBAJ&hl=en Seeing The World My Way, my first ebook Amazon.co.uk https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seeing-World-Way-Tony-Giles/dp/1906236380/ http://www.6pr.com.au/news/meet-tony-the-traveller-20160930-grsrvc.html Thank you everyone, from Tony :)

New article to read about Tony! (25th March 2018)

Telegraph article about Tony and his world travels http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/tony-giles-the-deaf-and-blind-world-explorer/
Podcast interview with Tony, for Blind Ability, an organisation in Minnesota, USA, supporting blind and visually impaired people wp.me/p6rcRg-S3
Bombs in Baalbeck, Lebanon, by Jason Hawes, a fellow UK traveller Or maybe Syria? m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10160192552965644&id=722860643
Blog feature about meeting Tony by world traveller, Thor from Denmark, travelled to 144 countries without flying! http://www.onceuponasaga.dk/blog/238-blind-deaf-and-dumb-leaving-lebanon
Tom, author and founder of Motivate Yourself, Germany http://www.motivate-yourself.de/tony-giles/

(23rd March 2018)

Totally blind and severely deaf! Meet Tony Giles – travelling the world! 🌎🌍🌏✨

Watch this video on YouTube.

A day in a life of travel with Tony and Thor, two world travellers! Sidon, Lebanon, March 2018. Thor has visited 144 countries without flying.

Audio interview – 6PR Travel Bug (20th March 2018)


Tony interviewed by Steve Grumpy Collins, traveller, writer, radio presenter and blogger, for an Australian podcast. A follow-up to Tony’s original interview with Steve, October 2016 (you can listen to that on the audio page).

Short Interview For Austrian Radio (16th February 2018)

Listen to the first part of Tony’s interview with Johnny Bliss, for an English-speaking radio show in Vienna, Austria. It’s brief but good. The interview occurred on 25th January 2018 in the Plumbers Arms Pub, London, England.
fm4.orf.at/player/20180215/MO/094444000

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Tony in England!

Watch this video on YouTube.

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