I just stumbled across your website. Just wanted to say hi from all the gang at The Sleeping Camel in Bamako, Mali. I went for a boat trip on the Niger River with Phil the other day and he was smiling remembering his trip on the river with you. Anyway, I hope your still travelling.
Kind Regards, Matt and The Sleeping Camel’s
October 26th, 2012 at 11:44 am
My name is Maria (the colombian girl that lives in Germany). We met in Prague in front of the Saint George chapel. We just talked for a few minutes but you touched my life and remined me that there is nothing you can not do. Thanks.
About your travel to San Gil… I know your going to have so much fun. There is tons of things you can do there. But I will recomend you to visit the Chicamocha Canyon. It is my favorite place in the world. Why is this place so beautiful? I love the peace that this place has. Please let me know if you would like some more recommendations for your trip.
I wish lots of fun in Colombia.
Maybee we´ll meet againg somewhere in the world. I also love to travel.
Greetings from Nuremberg.
Sandra van Zyl
September 17th, 2012 at 1:27 pm
Hi there Tony,
Don’t know if you can still remeber me. the 2 ladies from south Africa who shared a rom with you in Athens Backpackers in June 2010. Hope everythings fine with you. You made such an impression on me and my friend Leone. I always use you as an exmple when I,m teaching my students about endurance and courage.
I cant wait to read your latest book.
Sandra van Zyl
Robertson South Africa
August 10th, 2012 at 4:51 am
We met in Malta back in January near the Upper Barraka Gardens and I helped you find the entrance to the war museum. I hope you are traveling well, good luck with your book and best wishes for the future.
July 25th, 2012 at 12:19 pm
Good to read up on your travels in Africa. Bamako was where I ended up on my rally over Xmas a couple of years back. It was a hectic place, lots of hustle on the streets, several markets. Stay safe.
May 22nd, 2012 at 3:47 pm
hi tony i plan to get 10 15 from paignton gets in to tein 10 43 and where would you like to meet any how m8 lookforward to meeting you on the 29
Dan & Kate
May 21st, 2012 at 7:40 pm
It was great to meet you in Waterstones in Trowbridge this weekend. We’ve picked up your book on Kindle, and are looking forward to reading about your travels.
All the best for your book tour and continuing travels.
May 20th, 2012 at 5:47 pm
just about to start ur book
hope all is ok
May 6th, 2012 at 7:33 pm
I find your travels very interesting. I was wondering what you do with all the photos you take. How do you know which photos are which? Why do you take photos?
April 19th, 2012 at 9:39 pm
Hi Tony, it’s Will Milner here. I’ve just read your book, really impressed with it! I was wondering if you ever have or would consider doing a travel writing workshop for blind and/or partially sighted people in the Bristol area.
I do various things with Bristol Community FM radio and am working on an idea to do some features with blind/partially sighted people talking about their favourite places in the city (sort of micro travel reports). I’m hoping that their accounts might reveal some things about the chosen places that sighted people might have missed.
This would hopefully plug into a larger project with an organisation called Local Journeys, however the idea is still at quite an embryonic stage. However I do think it would be really good to start the project off with a workshop and I think you’d be a good person to be involved with that. If this is something you might be interested in please let me know and we can have a chat about the idea.
My name is Marga and I´am a spanish journalist that has jut fall in love with your life! I work for a spanish travel magazine and i woul like to contact you for an interview! It is possible?
Sorry for my english and hope to hearing from you soon!
Thanks a lot!
January 15th, 2012 at 6:52 pm
It was a pleasure to meet you and Tatiana this afternoon in the Upper Barraka Gardens and “show” you the view of the Grand Harbour. to remind you I took a picture of you both standing overlooking Fort St Angelo, I also took pictures of the Grand Harbour showing you the entrance to the harbour, the marina at Vittorioso, and the peninsular of Senglea.
If there is anything I can help you with whilst you are staying in Malta I live in the south of the island and have a car so perhaps I could offer you a lift somewhere? Or act as your guide around a particular place? I know my way around Malta really well. Please contact me by email if there is anything I can help with.
December 21st, 2011 at 3:49 am
My husband Ray & I met you and Tatiana on 18 July on the train from Rome airport to Rome Central Station. We would like to wish you both a happy festive season and say that we have voted you the most inspirational person we met in 2011 (by far).
Ray and Karin Hood (Australia)
December 16th, 2011 at 9:43 pm
I’ve been reading your book ‘seeing the world my way’ and all I can say is WOW! The way you talk about travelling is unforgettable and in my opinion so unique. You have really inspired me to chase my dream and go out and see the world, I’ll be seeing you in a bar somewhere in the world soon. Thanks for starting my journey.
December 8th, 2011 at 3:04 pm
I’m looking (desperately!) for “Ilaria from Rome” – the author of Tony’s b&w photos from Bolivia. We would like to buy one of them for Tony’s book cover. Anyone can help me?
Thanks in advance,
AT&T is seeking inspirational people with disabilities who can help AT&T’s mission to be the go-to telecommunications provider that is determined to understand and meet the needs of customers with disabilities. To do this AT&T is crafting an advertising campaign(print/online/industrial events) starting in January of 2012, that uses various quotes from athletes, performers and adventurers with disabilities, who push the boundaries of “can” and the overall brand message of “Rethink Possible.”
Our goal for the campaign and these quotes is to provide an inspirational message for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and friends, while offering products and services geared toward the community for their everyday lives. The experiences and outlook on life you possess are a prime example of what AT&T is looking to convey in its message.
Your quote “really, I want all the freedom I can get” demonstrates determination and the spirit of AT&T’s tag line, “Rethink Possible”, and would be a great asset to the campaign.
If you would be interested in talking to us further about this project, please feel free to call me at 512.469.5136. Or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – that works too!
Thank you for your time.
Karen E. Ehlers
2222 Rio Grande St # C300 Austin, TX 78705-5151
It’s Sim here who met you at BBC Witshire today. Loved the book extracts online. Our travel tale is told at http://www.beatnikbeatles.com which has lots of video as well as text, so you can at least hear our bad singing! Sorry about that.
Good luck with the continued book tour. Stay in touch.
September 15th, 2011 at 10:23 am
Hi Tony & Tatiana,
Lindsay here…I waited on you at Judges Vinegarroon in Nashville. I came home tonight after our meeting very inspired. Inspired to look you up. Inspired to see the world differently. Inspired to appreciate the senses I have, that you do not.
I am so thankful you walked in to my restaurant.
So thankful I sat you.
So thankful I served you.
So thankful I could share your story.
Lorena and Me Sergio just came back from our trip to Rome, Italy and I would like to thank Tony and Tatiana for change my life, we meet Tony and Tatiana two amazing people, they are blind just because they can not see with their eyes but believe me the can see far far more than any of my own eyes. We meet them at the Piazza di Campidoglio and Palazzo Senatorio from where on the back of the building you have a great view of the Roman Forun, we where tacking pictures when we find Tony and Tatiana behind us and Tony ask me if I could describe what I was looking When I start describing all columns, stones and archeological pieces he knew all of them and gave us de description of all of them it was a moment where my eyes become his eyes and his mind become mine (hard to describe in words).
I saw them living to a dead ending street and I ask them where they wanted to go He mention to the bus station and is this moment when I put my hand on his shoulder Tatiana was grabbing him from the waist. (The power of the filing when you touch someone was so strong, can you imagine it?).
The told us how they meet and how they travel together we where so impress.
After living them on the bus 64 on direction to the train terminal Lorena and Me star shaking of the impact Tony and Tatiana made in our life.
We couldn’t see any handicap on them and you gave me a lesson of life because the only handicap there was probably me because I was able to see but I didn’t knew was I was watching?
Best wishes to Tony and Tatiana a incredible people.
Thank you Tony and Tatiana if you are back in to Toronto Canada any time in the future I want you two know you have here two friend that will be happy to welcome you in our home.
I’m brazilian journalist. I work at paper Zero Hora from Porto Alegre (www.zerohora.com.br). I’m writting a article about blind travellers and would like interview you about your book anda experiences. It’s possible? I could send a question for you by mail.
It’s Mike here, the Aussie bloke you met in Salta, Argentina back in February along with Ilaria, the lovely Italian lass. She has kept me updated on some of your adventures. Finally stumbled across your website here, I’m writing to you from my apartment in Bogotá. I’m teaching Mongrel English to the locals here. Do get in touch if you ever come to Colombia, you’ve got to try the coffee and fruit here. If I were deaf & blind I’d be the fattest b@stard ever.
Look after yourself me old mucker and try not to leave your medication on the bus again.
June 8th, 2011 at 3:08 am
see you finally got to antarctica tony!
well done buddy!
April 29th, 2011 at 2:34 am
So I am just online researching about some street fighter brawling and apparently theres this gypsy fighter called Tony Giles. I type this name into google and the first find is this site. The catch is I met you very briefly in Toronto in march 2008 on my gap year. There was three english guys travelling from Hertfordshire, England, I was one. Incredible story Tony. Your quite the inspiration! best wishes and hope you continue to travel.
Richie & Ray
March 27th, 2011 at 7:32 pm
Hey Tony, not sure if you´ll get this but worth a shot as I can´t contact the Wild Rover by phone. We called down yesterday for the Ireland match but couldn´t see you anywhere, maybe you were out? I think tonight is your last night La Paz. Will try the hostel by phone again later but if we don´t catch you, have a great onward journey. We´ll be here for a few more nights so get in contact if you can if you´re staying longer than expected. We´re staying in Cruz De Los Andes hostel on Calle Aroma. Slan go foill! Richie and Ray…
March 23rd, 2011 at 9:25 pm
Hi Tony, how are ya? We met last year at a gueshouse in Lake Ohrid, Macedonia. My name is Felipe and, with my girlfriend Clarice, we just finished a amazing round the world trip. We are now writing some reports to travel magazines in Brazil and we´d really like to interview you and share your brilliant story with other travelers. I´d like to send you some questions by e-mail, by i couldn´t fine any e-mail on your blog. Could you please send me your adress?
March 17th, 2011 at 2:34 pm
I’m the guy who try to help you with directions in Tilcara, Argentina, the night when all the restaurants where full, just wanted to say Hi, and if you are coming to Cordoba Argentina, let me know, … I give you a hand in everithing I can, Travel safe and keep going.
March 4th, 2011 at 12:55 am
Hola Tony. We met at the little bubble of joy that is don Santiago, and shared what I thought was a lovely little Mexican… A meal that is, I don’t think we shared an actual Mexican. Ahem. Anyway Dan and I are about to embark on a 24 hour bus journey to el chalten.. Am ready for some glaciers. Hope your travels are as adventurous as they should be ;-) and loved the ‘what you first thought of Anna story!’ take care. besos. Mahla x
February 26th, 2011 at 11:01 pm
Hi Tony! Hope you are well and enjoying your travels in Chile.
Thank you again for your companie and a great day in Santiago.
I’m back home in cold, freezing Germany now and back to work next week.
All the best. Happy & safe travels!
February 21st, 2011 at 3:37 am
You are an amazing person. My husband, Lyle, and I were with you on the Antarctic Adventure. It was awesome watching you and Leandro explore the continent, especially when you were sliding down the hill on your backside!!! Those Zodiac rides were something else, too.
Best wishes to you in your future travels. I see you have already been to Minnesota twice. We got 12 inches of snow today. I doubt that you will want to come here anytime soon. Besides, all of our penguins are in the zoo.
Happy Trails to You,
February 19th, 2011 at 10:31 pm
We met and had dinner in Selkuk, Turkey. We also went to the church of St. John. Did you sister like her scarf?
I’m glad to see you made it to Antarctica. It’s a bit out of my price range. I am hoping to go on a Viking cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg as soon as I can afford it.
Hope you and yours are well,
January 31st, 2011 at 11:56 am
I was looking for pictures of Waddeston Manor and one of your pictures taken between May and June 2009 i belive, came up in the image search. Unfortunatly the hosue in the two pictures is not Waddeston but is Hughenden Manor, near High Wycombe. It is the former home of Benjamin Disraeli. Just thought you should know.
BTW I loved the pics of Britain, lots of places I know and some I really must get around to visiting. It’s so easy to miss things that are on your door step. I have a good freind who is blind and she is forever shaming me, with her adventures, just her and her faithful hound!
Daniela from Sao Paulo, Brazil
January 28th, 2011 at 12:53 am
Hi Tony! We met today while horseback riding in Ushuaia. I wish you luck on your trip to Antartida. It was very nice to meet you and reading about your life on your website. You are a truly special person. I’ll make sure to check your updates here to see what is up with you!
Celia Morris/Eunice Woodhead
January 19th, 2011 at 11:43 pm
Eunice and I enjoyed hearing your interviews on Radio 4.
Can we offer our congratulations on getting your book published and thank you for giving us a mention for our small proof-reading efforts!
Wishing you all the very best of luck for your next adventure.
With our good wishes,
Celia Morris and Eunice Woodhead
January 17th, 2011 at 11:56 am
Saw your book when I was at your brothers over Christmas, I’m currently working in Afghanistan and your book was delivered today from Amazon.
tony u r an inspiration 2 everyone and wish u all the best for future ventures
January 6th, 2011 at 3:10 am
Congratulations you old geezer! I cannot believe that you have written a book. I must get my hands on it. I am currently back in the States, trying to break into the equestrian industry professionally. Come visit me.
December 15th, 2010 at 6:57 pm
Hi there Tony,
I heard your interview recently on Radio 4′s Excess Baggage programme whilst driving my car to work in St Andrews University here in Scotland. And I thought WOW. I was so amazed by your travels as my daughter, Erika, who is 16, wants to travel when she leaves school and I thought you would be such an inspiration and a great role model. I am full of respect for your spirit and drive. Today I went into our local Waterstones to obtain your book for my daughter’s Christmas and they contacted Weston-super-Mare branch who had several copies and they informed me that you are having an author event there on Saturday. I cannot believe my luck. They are going to ask you to sign a copy for Erika and post it to me. Fantastic. This will be her most special present and I know she will treasure it always as she sets out on her own world adventures. Thank you so, so much for doing the Radio 4 programme.
Take good care, Elaine
I am a Japanease girl who live in las vegas.
I love traveling as well.I was in london,uk for a half year
I enjoyed your expressions,words on the book.
and your website is also wonderful.
your videos are beautiful.
people say they are busy for work.
or just say they cannot
but actually we can do anything we want
if we don’t foucus on how hard it is
to do what we want.
we create our walls and noone else.
that is just little thing I learned from your book.
it was much more than just about traveling for me.
I thank you for everything you do.
I will tell your website to my friends.
November 9th, 2010 at 11:51 pm
Hi Tony, Congratulations on getting your book out! I apologize that I didn’t contact you as soon as I arrived back in the states. My moving around isn’t exactly completed. However, I have been sharing your amazing story with my friends and family. You are an inspiration. I look forward to learning more about your adventures. I will always remember Trabzon and Sumela monastary fondly.
All the best!- Tatsinda
Max & Esther
November 5th, 2010 at 6:34 pm
It was great to meet you at Garni, Armenia, near the Temple!
We are impressed by your travel adventures. And we wish you fulfill the goal of visiting Antarctica very soon.
And all the best to you and your family.
Max & Esther
Niklas and Anke
November 4th, 2010 at 6:59 pm
great to browse through your website. We met you on the mashrutka from Tbilisi to Yerevan. We are seriously impressed by your courage traveling this remote region! But we are sure that your mission is exemplary for all handicapped people in this country (that we do not see often in the streets).
Hope you enjoy your trip through Armenia,
I’m Anurita Chandrappa, from India. I came across your website for the first time today and i absolutely love it, and i know for a fact it wont be the last time i’ll be on it. I work for a company called ‘Inclusive Planet’ http://www.inclusiveplanet.com . Its a community website for the visually impaired. We have close to 5000 members from across the globe. The objective is to create an online platform where the global print impaired community can connect, share and collaborate with each other. We also have members like Donna Jodhan and Laura legendary who support us by sharing their blogs with us.
I took the liberty to post an article about you in our website, and you are undoubtedly already popular among our members and i am sure that they would love to read more about you and your blog.
I’m hoping that the blind globetrotter will be among one of us (inclusive planet) real soon.
looking forward to hearing from you!!
Jan, Ingrid, Alex
October 2nd, 2010 at 2:44 pm
how are you doing? Hope everything is ok and you are enjoying yourself. We had a quick look at your website and see you have already travelled a lot this year. Obviously you have visitied Greece few times this year :-) Hope your relationship with Tatiana is going right way and you are having fantastic time with each other.
We send you our best regards as have not heard from you long time. Feel free to come over to ours as Alex, who has grown up much since you have seen him last time, is asking about you :-)
Take care and happy travelling from us
September 20th, 2010 at 10:52 am
Greetings from Tampere! We met briefly in City Hostel in Skopje, I’m the Finnish girl who works as a freelance journalist. I tried to send you an e-mail, because I’d really like to write an article about you and your travels, but I guess I wrote the address incorrectly, because my message didn’t go anywhere. So, I would be very grateful if you could send me your address, so we can discuss more about the article (if the idea is still ok for you) and I can send you some questions. I got already one publisher who is interested about you story. My address is following, without any caps, dots or space bars: put my family name first and my first name last, and put the letter “n” between them @gmail.com
(Sorry this cryptic way, but I don’t want any junk mail generator to catch my address…)
with best reagrds,
August 28th, 2010 at 7:20 am
Tony, I just happened upon your website when I was looking for some facts for my photo album on Denmark You are a most impressive young man. You let nothing slow you down. You are truly an inspiration to all. Best wishes to you on all your travels and life’s journey.
June 16th, 2010 at 5:33 am
Tony great page for a great life. Going to antartica? Im seriously thinking that you will be the first human being in mars.
stay in touch.
June 10th, 2010 at 8:06 pm
My good friend Jon Nixey sent me info about your website. What an amazing man you are! all power to you, and I wish every success in getting to Antarica! I am disabled owing to an accident, and like you, I refuse to let my disabilities get in the way. I wish you the very best my friend.
May 13th, 2010 at 5:48 pm
It was a pleasure meeting you. We had loads of fun with the conversation that we had. Hope that we meet again and by that time I hope that you have seen the world. Until then…..
Hakan and Elena
May 11th, 2010 at 9:03 am
where you are now? We met us in skopje in the hostel, the motorbike men, i am back home now. for me it was a verry good expirience to meet someone like you. i hope you travelling goes on without any troubles.
many greetings from germany
May 9th, 2010 at 10:02 pm
This is Antonio from Antonio Guesthouse in Ohrid Macedonia
Here you are my e-mail adress so you can inform me how your trip is going on! email@example.com
April 12th, 2010 at 6:13 pm
Hi, iam iliana’s sister and tatiana’s cousin.
I was informed for your site by Tatiana. She told me that you had a great time in U.K. I have never been there. I also travel but not at so many places as you do. I am really jealous of all you have done and all the places you have been. I loved all the pictures. You ve been in places in Greece, that we have never been. Congratulations! Keep on doing things you love!
April 11th, 2010 at 12:53 pm
my name is Iliana and I am Tatiana’s cousin from Greece…She told me about your site yesterday at her sister’s wedding and I was pretty curious to explore it! You are truly admirable!!! Congrats!
Jan & Ingrid & Alex
March 25th, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Hi Tony, great photos from Greece with Tatiana. cool :) We are really happy for you that you are enjoying all your traveling again. Love and kisses Ingrid & Jan & Alex.
March 14th, 2010 at 7:58 pm
Its Fliss, we met in Oxford last year. How are you, I hope your well.
I see you went to Turkey, your photo’s are great.
Be great to hear from you.
Take care Fliss xx
February 22nd, 2010 at 6:54 pm
T to the O to the N to the Y! This is J to the O to the S to the E to the F from Germany, Mollys last roommate, do you remember? Now I finished my internship in NYC and left Mollys apartement at the end of January and now I am back in Germany.
5 minutes ago I reflected in my mind the whole 5 months I had in NYC and I remembered the travelling Tony and I that he has a homepage :-)
Alright, then keep on travelling and keep the Funk in your heart!
It was nice to meet you!
January 13th, 2010 at 9:45 pm
Happy New Year Tony (the Traveller…..with 2 L’s….),
Hopefully you haven’t had everything frozen off in North America, and your enjoying your trip! Athens has been crazily warm this Winter……no snow for us yet!
Looking forward to catching up on your next outing to Athens, whether you will be staying with us or somewhere else :-)
December 24th, 2009 at 3:05 pm
Both Anne & I wish you a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year Tony, where ever you are, be it Weston-super-Mare or Western Australia.
November 29th, 2009 at 8:09 pm
Hey, it’s Charlie here from Athens…
Hope all is going well for you back in England and with a certain lady ;)
Get your arse down to Perth next year and we’ll party it up.
Aussie Brad - Turkey
November 27th, 2009 at 12:49 am
Looks like you had a great time in Turkey after we parted ways. I especially loved the mud bath!
Keep the travels up, mate and be sure to call next time you’re down under ;)
November 21st, 2009 at 10:11 am
well from our physical sparring, to our verbal sparring, to our love of food.. It was interesting to say the least! good luck with your girl and happy travels.
may God bless you.
Dave - Your Athens Pub Quiz Partner
November 11th, 2009 at 10:35 pm
Hope your enjoying you travels in Greece.
I trust that the Champagne that we won helped grease the wheels of romance and that by now you’ve managed to snare your yourself an exotic dusky maiden. Feel privileged to have met someone as warm and fearless as yourself. Keep going and keep showing everyone just how great those of us deficient the kidney department really are.
Remember to read some Christopher Brookmyre, I’m sure you’ll like his stuff and appreciate the humour (he’s Scottish what more needs to be said).
Your partner in crime for too brief a period
Maria & Veronica - The Argentinians in Athens
November 10th, 2009 at 1:42 am
Hi Tony! We’re back in Buenos Aires… It was great meeting you in Greece. Hope you’re still doing great in the rest of your journey.
See you in Argentina next year!!!
Buena suerte! Nos vemos pronto. GRACIAS! y DE NADA!
John & Arlene
November 4th, 2009 at 7:12 pm
Arlene and I were just talking about how you quite literally bumped into our
table at Pasha Kebab in Fethiye and we all had dinner together. Glad you
are still pushing on there!
emily and tages
October 9th, 2009 at 4:06 pm
hey tony, what’s up? it’s emily and tages, the americans u hung out with at yasin’s place in göreme. hope you are doing good! we went to mt nemrut dagi and u were right, it was absolutely amazing! now we are in anamur right on the mediterranean where there are palm trees and it’s 80 degrees in october….sweeeet! so, i’ll send u an email once we get to dartmoore and maybe we can grab a beer or tea. safe travels! peace, emily and tages
October 5th, 2009 at 5:39 pm
Hope you arrived safe and sound in Göreme (in your cave as you called it), after climbing up Mount Nemrut !
If you need info about getting to Antartica, mail me, I have a friend who’s done it with his whole family (kids about 2 years of age, so he knows as well how to travel in different conditions)
Nice meeting you, keep it going (but don’t forget the lady :)),
October 3rd, 2009 at 10:52 pm
You truly are an inspiration my friend. You opened my mind to a whole new view of traveling and taking in this world. It was great to meet you in Fethiye and then explore the great Goreme with you. I hope you are enjoying they rest of your travels in Turkey. I’ll be sure to follow your adventures online and I hope I’ll cross paths with you again one of these days.
September 25th, 2009 at 7:04 pm
my name ıs Danıel and we met ın Goereme. You were touchıng my hand ın the restaurant to read some ınfo out of ıt. I went to you page and read somethıng about you. It ıs very ımpressıve what you are doıng and I wısh for you that you can travel more and more countrıes.
Safe travels mate
Danıel from Germany
September 24th, 2009 at 11:28 pm
¿Qué tal estás? I am the Spanish girl you met in the Fez bus. I came back to Madrid two days ago and I am back to work. I really enjoyed Turkey and our travels there. You are an important part of my travel that I will never forget because you gave me an important lesson that with confidence you can get everywhere. My friend Marisa and I were amazed with all the things you are able to do and you are a good inspiration for us. I hope you enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed yours. Hope the rest of your trip in Turkey went very good. You are welcomed to visit us in Spain when you want.
September 24th, 2009 at 2:12 pm
wıth tony`s permıssıon we have set up a facebook account that other travellers can access to be lınked to thıs sıte as well as sharıng theır photos and storıes about Tony hımself.
sımply type ın Tony the Traveller and ıt should come up.
September 24th, 2009 at 9:17 am
Tony the Mole, you are fantastıc!
we have had a ball wıth you over the last week!
fırst Olympos now Cappadocıa, you never cease to amaze us!
you have a dırty mınd and a fantastıc sense of humour.
we wıll come annoy you ın the UK as soon as we get there, otherwıse when your next ın Sydney and we are back there we wıll get ınto trouble there lıke we have done ın Turkey.
See you round!
love you long tıme
Cıara and Chrıs
September 20th, 2009 at 12:34 pm
Hi Tony, my wife Anne & I met you last week at the Hotel Levent (V-go’s) in Fethiye, Turkey. You amazed us both. How you just jump on a bus to different locations with no planned accommodation reservations is both brave & wonderful. Your attitude to life is more than admirable, nothing seem to faze you. “Keep on truckin’ kid” there’s a lot of world yet to discover, (and a lot of people yet to discover the inspiration within you). To quote ACDC, “To those who are about to rock, we salute you”.
How are you? I met you in Istanbul at the Anzac Wooden House and we had some wonderful food at the Ramazan festival next to the Blue Mosque. We shared a fig which turned out wasn’t that good–I had over 50 figs in the last week that were way better and now they are my favorite fruit! So wonderful.
If you can, go to Sunset Point in Capadoccia and walk into the Red Valley. The energy there is amazing and I know you will appreciate it.
Good luck with your travels. Let me know when you’re in New York!
September 14th, 2009 at 11:59 pm
Ive told you once and ı wıll tell you agaın… Your a gold mine! Its been an absoloute ball havıng you around the fez bus the last couple of days. Im stıll jelous you got to go to the mud baths! Hey have you stıll got that rock ı gave to you from th gorge?
Your wıth out a doubt one of the most facinatıng blokes ı have ever meet!
Keep on keepıng on… I wıll be sure to keep tabs on your crazy adventures!
Take care mate!
Aaron and Sandra
September 3rd, 2009 at 7:06 pm
Great to meet and spend a few days with you in Istanbul – you are truly an understated inspiration!
Stay in touch. We’ll be in Tbilisi, Georgia from January 2010 onwards for at least a year, possibly longer. Look us up if you’re ever in town. We’ll sort you out proper.
All our best,
Aaron and Sandra
August 26th, 2009 at 5:43 pm
What’s going on wild man?
August 5th, 2009 at 10:29 am
How are you?
My Brother Kyle has been telling me all about you.
any way, look froward to hearing from you soon.
HAPPY DAY :) Take care, Corbin
August 4th, 2009 at 9:43 am
Gday Tony, ya cheeky bugger, awesome website ay. when you come to australia, you must come and stay with us, were keen to have you stay with us.
August 4th, 2009 at 9:39 am
Hi Tony! Yay i figured out how to use this!
Even though you´re sitting right next to me and i could probably tell you in person, i´m very happy to have met you you are a great guy. Hope to see you again sometime, maybe when you come visit us in Aus!
June 27th, 2009 at 9:01 pm
Hi Tony :
Hope you are very well , How is going your life ??? I am in Caracas working a lot , I was in New York city last week , amazing city , tell me your news
Your friend always
Amy Finch (wheel barrow)
June 17th, 2009 at 7:57 pm
Hi Snow White!!
Im so sorry i didint get to say good bye to you last night :( i fell asleep as soon as i got back from bath, you no being made to look beautiful is hard work haha. You will love bath, your visiting there soon arnt you? you better stay in contact with me now, you were great fun at the hostel, very cheaky and naughty but fun. Where you off to in the next few weeks keep me upto date on your travels and the gnome situation.
take care :)
x x x x x x
June 10th, 2009 at 10:15 pm
Its Lois from the resturant the other day in littlehampton (bbq chicken!!!)
How are you and your travels? It was great to meet you! Your site is great and I will be keeping an eye out for your books! Take care lois x
June 9th, 2009 at 10:24 pm
Tony!!! It was great to meet you in the middle of Surrey Hills (not “nowhere”)! Hope to bump into you sometime somewhere on the earth! Keep travelling…
P.S. Your mum’s comment about your kidney transplant on the 20th December 2008 made me cry and realised how lucky we are to be able to live.
Take care x
June 7th, 2009 at 9:48 am
Hi Tony, this is Rebecca from Holmbury St Mary hostel, I hope you enjoyed your stay with us! and keep in touch. x
Please send me your email address, so I can pass on the songs to you.
March 4th, 2009 at 4:19 pm
All I can say is WOW
February 28th, 2009 at 4:17 am
Great website! I see that you still haven’t found a place that they’ll let you stay. Once the locals find out what a mad Brit you are, it’s time to ship you off to another destination!
It’s great to hear from you and to get an update. When will you be visiting the international space station. I’m SURE that’s on your itinerary.
(still the old grey-haired history professor)
February 15th, 2009 at 11:16 am
hey T….just ate a big shawarma(kabab sandwitch) near tel aviv… just reading your websight….and belching….u lucky bastard…..hope ur donator and u are doing good…..ive asked god to look out for u guys….she said she would…nice day here….going back to california in a couple days…
December 24th, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Hope spud and Anthony are recovering well/speedily.
December 20th, 2008 at 12:23 pm
This is Tony’s Mum updating all his friends regarding the kidney transplant. This took place yesterday (19th) and all is well. Tony looks terrific and has not stopped talking. He is so happy now and has received a new lease of life. My husband is less lively but, after all, he now only has one kidney! What a gift from Tony’s step-dad and what an unselfish act on his part. Tony should be in hospital about 10-14 days and then home at our place for a month to six weeks. This is to stabilize his drugs and to do this he needs to visit the renal unit at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK 2-3 times a week.
I wish to all a Very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.
December 17th, 2008 at 11:17 pm
Tony, wishing you the best of everything with your op, and hurry up and get it over and done with as can’t wait to see the smile on your face when I show you the gadget I have for you! Loads of love mister, and hope to see you safe and well in Bristol next week xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Jan & Ingrid
December 17th, 2008 at 2:37 pm
Hi Tony, thanks for letting us know when you are going to the hospital. One great news for you our little baby boy Alex was born on Monday 08th December at 2:44 pm in Good Hope Hospital Sutton Coldfield. Sorry for not telling you sooner. We are well and enjoying being parents. Jan is at home with us for 2 weeks so we are learning to be good parents :) Alex is absolutely georgeous we are looking at him all the time. We hope that the operation will go well and you will recover soon. Fingers crossed, we are together with you in our minds. Love and kisses Ingrid & Jan & Alex xxxxx
Jan & Ingrid
December 3rd, 2008 at 10:45 am
we have sent you an email, but we are not sure if you have received it. Great news about your operation for 19th December, we will think about you. We are really happy for you. Our baby should be a boy and we will call him Alex. It is exactly 9 days today until the baby is due, so we will let you know when he is born. We are fine and looking forward to see our baby. Everything is ready for him and it is so lovely. Love and kisses Jan & Ingrid
PS: Magda from flat No. 2 the Polish girl returned to Poland on Monday, so all the people on Arthur Rd. now are new.
Jan & Ingrid
November 25th, 2008 at 11:03 pm
sorry we missed your call tonight. We understood that you wanted to come to visit us this weekend. Unfortunately we have already agreed with some builders to finish some work in our house for whole weekend. You know we are trying to have it all done before baby is born. So it is not very suitable for us to meet you now but we are sure we will meet very soon. Hope this is ok with you. Only let us know. All the best to you. Love Jan & Ingrid.
PS: fingers crossed for all tests and hopefully you will get it rather sonner than later.
Since you visited us here in Tocopero, Falcon State, in Venezuela, we haven’t heard from you. We will send you the fotos. I hope everything is ok and I am sure you are on the road again.
Saludos de Dierk Y Sandra
October 26th, 2008 at 4:42 pm
remember me?? I m the Greek girl you met in Copenhagen!
how are you?? you must be in Sweden or Finland by now, right??
well, I must admit I m most impressed by your journeys!! I love journeys too, though I haven t traveled not in the least as much as you have!!
And I think meeting countries through their inhabitants is amazing!!
I believe you see places in a much deeper way than any other traveler, since you re not carried away by scenery! know what I mean??
well, keep up the good work!!! broaden your horizons as much as you can (I don t know if that s the way to happiness though… we say in Greece the more you know, the less happy you become…), but I do prefer learning things than being a happy ignorant myself….
I m really glad having met you, even if it was for only some hours!
And I m sure you are most inspiring to others!!
keep smiling and keep traveling!!!!
October 14th, 2008 at 1:46 pm
Hi Tony, I sent you an email this morning. I wonder if you could get in touch with me as soon as you get this please. My contact email is posted above. Many thanks. Laura
Erik Natalia Matheiu Rejane
October 10th, 2008 at 6:43 pm
HEllo. Laying on the bed right now writing this msg. Hope u have a great time in denmark sweden and finland. We are off soon to sweden for a good time. It was nice to have met u. U seem like a nice guy so we are all happy to have met u.. peAce and take care.
September 10th, 2008 at 9:48 pm
Finally perused your website Tony & well worth the wait…
Nothing from you more recent than 20th August
I went to see Bob Dylan in London about 3 months ago
Terribly disappointing, couldn’t hear the words which was always the best
I still like his CDs though
Have a good trip
August 15th, 2008 at 11:30 am
Take care in Venezuela mister and keep safe, have a good one this weekend you naughty boy!!!!! LOL
August 1st, 2008 at 4:27 pm
I liked the website – it looks very professional and is very interesting – you`ve done an amazing amount with your life and I wish you all the best for the future. Hope the fistula works well for you.
June 17th, 2008 at 4:05 pm
Dear Tony. It was so good to see you last week when I was in W.S.M, I have known you over twenty years and what you have achievedis remarkable and I know that your family are very proud of you. Hope the move to Tienmouth went well that the duvet cover went on okay. I wish you all the very best in your new home. Lots of Love. Dorothy
Michael from dreams
June 10th, 2008 at 10:08 pm
hello tony. had a look at the website and think its great. you really have seen the signs also read a chapter of your book and think the book will be really interesting and a hit when you start selling it. keep in contact and let me know how you are getting on. great meeting you and keep having fun.
Mike from dreams
May 19th, 2008 at 2:38 pm
Ironically because you cannot see the places you have travelled, it is the very people and moments (days or months) with them which has given you the richness of your accomplishments.
What you have done is indeed amazing, but aren’t we all blind and deaf in some way or another!
April 28th, 2008 at 6:33 pm
This is Daniel Kim, the traveller you met at Geneva’s hostel. You were rooming with an aussie guy whose name I can’t remember and he introduced me to you.
Well, it was really great chatting with you at the pub that night and I’m really glad that I wrote down your website. It’s really amazing. Everything you’ve done is incredibly inspirational. I hope to read your book soon! Can I still get a signed copy one day? or will I have to pay more? In the meantime, I’ll keep looking at the extracts and pictures!
How was your bungee jump? I hope the rest of your travels are going well. And I also hope your surgery goes smoothly and that you’ll be travelling in no time!
Maybe our paths will cross again someday. Until then, thanks for being you. You rock.
Ron & Laura Lee
March 30th, 2008 at 3:02 pm
It was great to meet you when you were on Prince Edward Island! We met at Church Hill Arms Pub during saturday afternoon triva. We have pictures for you. How can we send them to you? We loved hearing your travel stories and now your website pictures really bring those stories to life fo us.
Your Amazing Bud!!!!
February 23rd, 2008 at 10:06 am
Your ebsite s errific and cedit o ou. It ertainly rflects your dventruesome pirit nd rist or travel.
Loo orward o aring about your upcoming capers in which ver untry yu nxt choose.
February 18th, 2008 at 3:42 pm
How are you? This is my email, so plz write back!
p.s. nice pictures ;-)
February 16th, 2008 at 7:56 pm
heya toni, it s nicola, could u please give me ur e mail addrerss again? I wrote u but apparently to an incorrect address..
February 16th, 2008 at 8:59 am
Tony – whenever you are home again, ring me and I will come up one Saturday and help you find that gadget you e-mailed me about – I got a week off work next week, but you have flitted off again somewhere – I am so jealous of your travels, especially having just read your Iceland adventure, speak to you soon mister love Kerry (Swindon) xxxxxxxxxxx
February 13th, 2008 at 5:01 pm
I work for Hostelling International in Iceland, would it be OK if I linked to your blog in a news item on our website, http://www.hostel.is, so our past and future visitors could read about your experience of Iceland?
I hope you are enjoying your current travels,
February 12th, 2008 at 5:02 pm
I’m from a spanish TV, specifically a program aimed at deaf people. Could contact us for a possible story? Thanks
February 11th, 2008 at 4:07 am
How’s it going? I’m glad you finally got your Iceland exploits up there. Whilst going through my pics this evening, I found a couple of us eating at the fish restaurant in Reykjavik with the Swedish waitresses. Let me know if you would like them for your site.
ill be in touch soon – let you know if im gonna come down to the big morroc.
miss you man.
if your with ali and the crazy sweed at the mo – kick em in the balls for me.
January 25th, 2008 at 5:18 am
Keep up the travels…stay safe!!! Any plans of coming to Canada again?
January 6th, 2008 at 6:01 pm
Hola guapoooooo!!!! how´s it going?? I hope you got home safely and everything is allright. Here in Sevilla everything is still the same, Loretta is working in the bar, still drunk from yesterday, Marco is cooking crazy mexican pasta (which is pasta with everything you can find) and I am at reception trying not to fall asleep. I hope you still have the little pig and that it brings you more luck the rest of the year than for the first days. take care, andrea
January 1st, 2008 at 9:10 pm
Que pasa amigo!!!
Just wirtting to say hi. Me and Pierre Lluvie, the monkey, are going to miss U.
Keep in touch
Irina & Manuel
December 28th, 2007 at 7:20 pm
this is just to keep the word I gave you near the Cathedral in Barcelona: that I would leave a message on your website. Meeting you on Christmas Day in front of the biggest cathedral you have ever been in cannot have been just a coincidence. I was touched and honoured to have you by my side – it just made my Christmas day. I had never seen so much around me before. Being with you made me more aware of things – I guess the real blind are the ones who pass past the same tree day by day without being aware of it.
Happy New Year, Tony!:D
Irina-the-Romanian and Manu-the-Spaniard
December 27th, 2007 at 10:55 pm
Yeh Yep very nice
Jure Reginold ( Regie)
December 16th, 2007 at 4:59 am
Its me regie your driver in srilanka,hope you had a great time over here,i had a great time doing the tour,wanted to check that you reached your home safely,if you have time reply 2 my mail address ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).Thank you
November 14th, 2007 at 3:52 am
Hilarious, you’ve done all this travelling and you still live in brum!!! I think you are the only person I have met that moved from Weston to Brum!!
You still owe me for my Mexican chiropractor!!!! I still look in pain on that photo! Never forget bumping into you a couple of months later in the US. As I said at the time you came in very handy for getting to the front of taxi queues!!Hahahaha.
Great web site but stop threatening to come and visit and do it, what are you worried by the travel hahahahah!!!
Have a great time in Sri Lanka I know you will and say hello to the Bullring for me!
Proud of you mate
November 13th, 2007 at 12:56 pm
Wow, ive just browsed through your website and am blown away by your adventures and am reminiscing about our good long chats at good old canadiana vbackpackers in toronto!!! cant wanit till you come to australia and heres to hoping our paths will cross again!
November 12th, 2007 at 10:39 pm
Tony! Great to see photos of your tour around Iceland. How did you meet Bjorn and Brian? Bumped into them? Typical Danish guys – always hanging out at good bars :)
November 12th, 2007 at 12:22 am
What an amazing thing you are doing with your life! All your travels are inspiring and your spirit for life and the experiences it has to offer is beautiful. I enjoyed meeting you in Iceland and feel fortunate to of heard some of your stories.
Thank you for sharing your website. I look forward to reading your books! If your journeys take you to NYC please let me know!!
November 10th, 2007 at 6:36 pm
Wonderful website!!! I am totally blown away by the response you’ve gotten here. Even though we’ve been friends for almost seven years now, you never cease to amaze me. I am looking forward to reading the first book.
Iceland was amazing, i’m certainly returning next year. It was fantastic to meet you. I’ve trawled your site, read about all your adventures and stories, i’m truly envious, and astonished by your travels. I eagerly await your written account of Iceland. Anyway, i’ve subscribed to your blog and will keep track of your progress.
My bestest regards.
November 1st, 2007 at 6:04 pm
Hi Tony, I hope you had a great time in Iceland and here’s a cliche..I think it’s amazing you travel all world on your own! Havent’ read all off your stories yet, will do will do! Maybe well meet again in the world sometimes ? Panama next summer!
October 27th, 2007 at 1:19 pm
Hi Tony! It’s Elizabeth, your friendly horseback riding tour guide. I often rant about you to other tourists who are panicked or generally insecure (or not!) and often think about your awesome adventures.
I’m enjoying the travel pictures and book extracts on your website. Looking forward to seeing the Iceland images!
All the best,
October 19th, 2007 at 6:44 pm
Hi Tony, Luke – that poof from the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.
Hope you had a good time, and it was lovely to cross paths with you that day. It’s cool to se that you just get on with it, like your approach.
Did you get the towel back??!!
Wherever you are now, all the best with the transplant.
Keep in touch mate -
September 28th, 2007 at 4:27 pm
It’s been a long while since we last spoke. Hope you are fine and dandy and cultivating a good brum accent. Saw the your coverage in the local press recently about your latest adventures. Your good old mum said that I should drop you a line, so here it is.
Still slogging away at Woodspring, running the Hospital Information Service. Was hoping to go to New Zealand to visit Fiona this year but that will have to wait so we can save up some more pennies. Managed a week on Exmoor camping and walking this summer and long weekends in Brighton.
How’s the course going?
Next time you are in the Weston super mud drop us line and we can try and meet up for a drink.
September 17th, 2007 at 11:01 pm
Congrats on the web site and your books, i see your keeping most of the stories clean, im sure we can share some of the more ‘interesting’ ones soon at a family get together, keep on travelling, im off on a rally over xmas – plymouth to Dakar (passing through an unexploded mine field en route).
Ben, T, K, C and Dexter (new addition to the family).
September 5th, 2007 at 3:14 pm
When you are rich and famous I will be able to tell people, I used to ply with his feet!!!!!!!
September 3rd, 2007 at 10:48 am
What a wonderful website. it makes me want to give up the ratrace and travel.
I look forward to reading your first book.
September 1st, 2007 at 1:48 pm
Tony, I have sent your site to the travel magazine Wanderlust, lets hope they get in touch with you……….
PS – Happy Birthday for the 6th September x
August 30th, 2007 at 9:35 pm
Hi Tony – I am a friend of your Mum’s here in Weston Super Mare and she emailed your Web address to me.
Tony I am so very impressed with it that I had to tell you how much I admire you
You are a medicine to people who have no ‘get up and go.
You are so very couragious WELL DONE -no wonder that your Mum is so proud of you
I often meet your mum at the Online Centre in the Boulevard.
Keep up the good work which is such an inspiration.
Kerry Alison Legget
August 29th, 2007 at 11:03 pm
Phenomenal Website Tony
But with you, I expect nothing else!
It’s been 9 years of amazement…you can’t surprise me anymore.
Bachelors, Masters, PhD, OBE, MBE, CEO of the Universe!
With you, there are no limits, no boundaries and nothing stops you.
Keep on rocking Tony the Traveller
August 29th, 2007 at 3:52 pm
I work in your home, Weston-super-Mare, and now work as a journalist in the area.
I wondered if you would mind sending me a email to talk about doing an interview soon? I think people would love to hear of your adventures since you grew up in our humble town.
Look forward to speaking to you Tony.
August 29th, 2007 at 11:27 am
I really enjoyed browsing your website and am highly impressed with your story.
I wonder if you would consider doing an interview with Backpacker magazine? I think your story would be very inspirational for our readers.
Looking forward to hearing from you, (at my email address listed above)
this ranger at the end of the world, is waiting for you………
from argentina, Diego.
Ingrid and Jan
August 23rd, 2007 at 7:46 pm
congratulation to your website, it is amazing what you can achieve. We are happy and proud to be your friends and neighbours as well. Love and kisses Ingrid and Jan.
PS: We wish you all the best in completting your dreams.
August 22nd, 2007 at 7:30 pm
I have heard many tales of your travels from my friend Kerry. You are an inspiration, keep it up!
Debbie, Wiltshire, UK
August 21st, 2007 at 11:20 am
Hi Tony, Congratulations on your book. I find it amazing and inspiring. Well done!
August 21st, 2007 at 7:55 am
Great site! It only seemed like yesterday that we were on that Navmag ship in Chile. Was such a pleasure to meet you then and to still be in contact hearing about the rest of your travels.
Keep up the inspiration tales!
August 20th, 2007 at 4:10 pm
Great web site. Love the photos. Although I am Tony’s Mum, and therefore slightly biased, I do think Tony is an amazing person and am so very very proud of him. May he continue to see the world his way – what other way is there???
Lovely to read all the comments from Tony’s friends.
August 17th, 2007 at 11:45 am
Tony, a fantastic site – and fond memories of New Zealand!!!! I was fortunate enough to be chatted up by Tony in a bar in New Zealand – the rest is history, and still keep in touch today! A great guy, I am jealous of your travels Tony!
August 17th, 2007 at 7:01 am
Tony – Baby,
So, when are we sailing on the Wannsee and riding horses in Hoppegarten? Looking forward to debauching at my new flat in Savignyplatz,
Yours in adventure, cash flow and debauchery,
August 16th, 2007 at 10:26 pm
Great job. Very nice your website.
When will I see you again in Brazil? I hope soon…
Thanks for share precious moments with us.
Best regards, keep in touch,
Rodrigo, from Brazil
Caroline Carton "Caz"
August 16th, 2007 at 9:18 pm
Great job Tony! I love the web page…It’s about time you share with the world your pearls of wisdom. Had the great pleasure to encounter Tony on one of his travels and luckier even, because he came back and visited me again.
Tony is the most interesting traveler I have yet to meet..and I have met many.
XXOO always in my dreams ..
August 16th, 2007 at 8:40 pm
Nice one. I like the weppage. The only thing I think is missing are our photos from terra del fuego. Is the a other place where I could find them??
With you everthing you need for the next adventure.
stay in touch