Welcome

  • Tony sliding along a zip wire in San Gil, Colombia, December 2012.
    Welcome to the exciting website of Tony Giles – blind world traveller and writer.

Read more about Tony.

My Books

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

Seeing the World My Way book cover. The cover shows Tony illuminated under a bus shelter with the surroundings in semi-darkness.

Seeing The World My Way

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

Buy Seeing the World My Way on amazon.co.uk.
Buy Seeing The World My Way on Apple Books.

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Seeing The Americas My Way book cover. The cover shows Tony in front of a 'Stone Tree' ( Arbol de Piedra) in the Siloli desert of south-west Bolivia.

Seeing The Americas My Way

Ebook published September 2016.

Buy Seeing the Americas My Way on amazon.co.uk.
Buy Seeing the Americas My Way on Apple Books.

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

My second ebook, Seeing the Americas My Way, is a more sober, yet more emotional tale. It highlights my challenges of confronting personal issues whilst travelling.

News

Now in beautiful Turkey (2nd October 2019)

First video taken of Duden Falls. This is the lower falls. Lower Duden Waterfall is 8 km from Antalya city centre, close to Karpuzkaldiran Beach on the way to Lara. Duden Creek creates this marvelous waterfall and its drop height is greater than the upper waterfall, falling from about 40 m into the sea in amazing water clouds. A spectacular sound. Enjoy.
Duden Upper Falls, approximately 15 km east of Antalya in southwest Turkey. Taken 31st September 2019.

Interview with DiElle, a musician and singer (2nd September 2019)

Tony The Traveller…

Beautiful Monday #28 with Tony the Traveller"Blind trust…."#BeautifulMonday

Posted by DiElle on Monday, 26 August 2019
Here’s a facebook interview I did with a friend who’s a musician. It was done in London a few weeks ago when on my way to Greece.

Blog post / BBC Travel Show (30th July 2019)

For anyone who missed Tony’s fascinating BBC Travel Show documentary, watch it at the links below:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRZhaKFKoBM
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOCV1DxIGvI

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Ethiopia videos (29th July 2019)

Here are two more videos from Tony’s visit to Ethiopia in April.

Tony is feeding birds with fish on the banks of Lake Zway in Ethiopia. This is one of Ethiopia’s many Rift Valley lakes. Tony is surrounded by a group of local boys, plus several cows. It’s a peaceful scene with nature all around. The city of Awasa is close by.
Tony stuck in dense traffic in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. Honking horns, car fumes, etc.!

Faces Behind the Screen interview (9th July 2019)

New website interview: https://www.3playmedia.com/resources/faces-behind-screen/tony-giles/

Canada trip (27th June 2019)

Still enjoying diverse places of Canada. In Yellowknife at present. Capital of the Northwest Territories. Heading to Vancouver next. Thanks for following, Tony :).

BBC Travel Show part 2 reminder (14th June 2019)

A reminder that the second part of Tony’s BBC Travel Show documentary will be shown this weekend.

In the second part of a Travel Show special from Ethiopia, Tony Giles, a blind and almost deaf backpacker, visits Lalibela, the cradle of Christian orthodox Christianity in Africa. He visits the world – famous rock hewn underground churches and gets the chance to take part in a colourful and moving Orthodox lent service. It is here that Tony begins his own spiritual journey, questioning his own disability and why his own lack of sight and sound has driven him to travel the world.

Blind and deaf traveller plays drums in Ethiopia

"One of my biggest loves is music, I've always loved music because I can connect with it. I don't need to see, I don't even need to hear with music, I can feel the rhythm". Blind and deaf traveller Tony Giles enjoys an impromptu drumming session while visiting the Ethiopian town of Shashamane – home to a vibrant Rastafarian community originally nurtured by Emperor Haile Selassie – on his latest adventure with BBC Travel Show. Showing on BBC World News Friday (21:30 GMT), Saturday (02:30 Latin and North America only, 04:30, 14:30 and 19:30), or available on BBC News Saturday (05:30, 10:30), Sunday (01:30, 13:30) Catch the episode on BBC iPlayer here (UK only): https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005ymw

Posted by BBC Travel Show on Friday, 14 June 2019
Preview clip.

BBC News
Saturday 15th June at 05:30, 10:30
Sunday 16th June at 01:30, 13:30

Also available on iPlayer after broadcast.

BBC World News
For times visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3ct5t7t

Also see https://www.facebook.com/bbctravelshow/.

More updates for Tony’s Ethiopia documentary (7th June 2019)

More information about my up and coming travel documentary with a little taster to grab your interest :).

Good afternoon from the Travel Show The Travel Show has a lovely video which you might be interested in promoting. Tony Giles, who is completely blind and severely deaf, is backpacking independently around the world and has visited more than 120 countries. On his travels around Ethiopia he visits a studio containing paintings which were part of a wider exhibition designed for blind and partially sighted people to experience through touch. Tony says: “So many times you go to art galleries with friends and you sort of feel excluded, but touching this art made me feel included… its art I can appreciate. I felt equal.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/disability-48530433/touching-paintings-i-feel-included-in-art

Travel Show:
Showing on BBC World News Friday 7 June (21:30 GMT), Saturday 8 (02:30) and Sunday 9 (04:30).

UK viewers can also watch it on BBC News, Saturday (05:30, 10:30 GMT) and Sunday (1:30, 13:30).

Or catch the episode on BBC iPlayer here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b03x51n1/the-travel-show

I hope everyone will be able to view it at some stage. I hope everyone will be so intrigued and amazed, you will visit Tony’s wonderful website: www.tonythetraveller.com And buy and download his fun and fascinating travel biographies: Seeing the World My Way and Seeing The Americas My Way. Thanks so much to everyone for following and supporting.

From Montreal, Canada. Have a wonderful day and weekend, Tony :)

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