Switch to a white background with black text Switch to a black background with white text Switch to a yellow background with black text Increase text size Decrease text size

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/dp/B01NAMEO2B

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

AT Banter Podcast, Canada (14th May 2019)

In August 2018 Tony was interviewed for the AT Banter Podcast.

Listen here:

Visit the AT Banter Podcast website to find out more.

HeartThreads interview (29th April 2019)

Tony recently did an interview for HeartThreads, an American news story outlet. The interview is syndicated on various US websites, but can only be accessed in North America and not in Europe (other regions to be confirmed). Here is a link to the interview.

They also made this video:

HeartThreads video

Watch this video on YouTube.

Tony enjoying a traditional Nuba drum and dance ceremony in Omdurman (8th April 2019)

Tony enjoying a traditional Numba drum and dance ceromony in Ondurman, Khartoum, Sudan

Watch this video on YouTube.

The sounds of the drums and singing/chanting by local Nuba people on a Friday afternoon/evening in Omdurman, the Islamic city of Khartoum. This is a religious event with locals sending offerings to God through their singing, drumming and dance. The Nuba or Sufi dance includes whirling Dervishes and fire dancers.

Tony’s continuing travels (27th March 2019)

Tony has recently arrived in the mountainous, East African country of Eritrea, country 119. Happy travels and thanks for following. Tony

Video – Pyramid of Userkaf, Saqqara, Egypt (4th March 2019)

Tony in ancient pyramid, Saqqara, Egypt

Watch this video on YouTube.

Tony walking through a low and narrow passage leading from the tomb inside the Pyramid of Userkaf, to the outside. The large burial chamber is located at Saqqara, ancient Necropolis of Memphis, on the west bank of the River Nile, south of Cairo. The tomb is empty, but carvings are visible on the inner walls. A steep slope leads downwards from the entrance at a steep angle into the tomb.

Riding a Felucca on the river Nile (27th February 2019)

Tony with Tatiana, enjoying a ride on the River Nile

Watch this video on YouTube.

Tony and his Greek girlfriend/partner riding a Felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat on the river Nile in Cairo, capital of Egypt. A lovely way to spend an hour or two :)

Tony continuing his Felucca journey!

Watch this video on YouTube.

The journey along the Nile continued. Central Cairo with its Garden City on one side and Giza with its ancient pyramids on the other bank.

Tony steering the Felucca, mid stream!

Watch this video on YouTube.

Tony is holding the large wooden rudder of the Felucca and, with the captain’s help, is kind of steering the Felucca south along the Nile, in the rough direction of Luxor and, eventually after 900 kilometres or so, Aswan!

Ascend Podcast (11th February 2019)

Tony recently recorded this interesting 30 minute interview for the Ascend Podcast.

(Blind Man) Traveling The World Solo – Tony Giles | AP145

Watch this video on YouTube.

Downloadable audio version and more details on the Ascend Podcast website.

Read old news

New video…

Tony in England!

Watch this video on YouTube.

What’s New