I am a young person, totally blind and 80% deaf in both ears without my hearing aids. I also had a successful kidney transplant in December 2008. I’ve been travelling since the age of 19 and began writing about my journeys in 2005. My first, in a trilogy of travel biographies, was published October 2010. A second part, an ebook, followed in 2016. The third instalment, wanderings around Africa, will come next. I also had an article published in Sense Magazine, a publication that caters to blind-deaf individuals, in 2013.
New! Ebook published September 2016…Seeing The Americas My Way
Tony’s second fascinating travel biography offers a more sensory observation of backpacking. From the sounds, smells and cuisine of Brazil and Argentina to the rhythm of salsa in Cuba. Mexico, Chile and Uruguay are also briefly explored.
Whilst there are the usual adrenaline fuelled activities associated with this author in the United States and Canada, the main thread of the story deals with a personal challenge of compromising between love and friendship.
It is a journey of self-discovery with a focus on spartan nature and isolation as a guidance to help the author resolve his emotional problems.
Continue following Tony’s unique wanderings to discover where he will lead you!
Ebook published September 2016. ISBN 9781912022625.
Still available… Seeing The World My Way
A totally blind and partially deaf guy’s global adventures
Seeing the World My Way follows Tony Giles’ journey of hedonism and thrill-seeking adventure as he travels across North America, Asia and Australasia. Full of drama, danger and discovery, this fascinating travel biography is a young blind man’s view of the world as he sets out to achieve his dream, dealing with disability whilst living life to the limit.
From bungee jumping in New Zealand to booze filled nights out in New Orleans, Seeing the World My Way is a no-holds-barred account that is certainly not for the faint hearted. Travel the world in a whole new way with Tony Giles’ frank, honest and exhilarating romp through one adrenaline-fuelled experience after another.
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Available now in the following formats:
Now out of print. First published by SilverWood Originals in November 2010.
Braille and audio
Available since 2011 in braille from the RNIB Library. Also available to loan or buy in audio Daisy format.
Polish language paperback (Świat w moich oczach )
Seeing The World My Way was published in Polish in 2012. More information can be found on the publisher’s website: Prószyński Media.