Peru and hiking the amazing Inca Trail to Machu Picchu!

I’m home now, back in rainy Devon after an amazing trip in the Andies Mountains of Peru! I joined a group of wonderful people to try and hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Unfortunately, due to the mountain being too steep and full of rock steps of varying height and size, combined with the roughness of the trail and altitude, plus my lack of fitness,I failed to complete the challaenge, but I did hike roughly a third of the trek and feel proud of my attempt. I aim to return in a couple of years to complete my challenge.
Fortunately, along with 3 other amazing people, I managed to raise lots of money for Galloway’s Society For The Blind, so I’m happy for that :). People can continue to give if they wish, as Galloway’s needs all the support it can get to continue their amazing work, supporting blind and visually impaired people throughout northwest England.
I had an amazing 10 days experience in Peru, met and trekked with wonderful people from both England and Peru, who helped and supported me all the way, visited fascinating Inca ruins like Tambomachay, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu and even rode on horseback! An unbelievable adventure to add to my collection of amazing experiences. Photos to come soon. Warmest wishes to all my friends and followers. Cheers, Tony :).
— Tony Giles, blind solo traveller, author and public speaker. Author of latest eBook: Seeing a Slice of Southern Africa My Way ISBN 9781839781544 Published 31 December 2020
I’m Fund raising for Galloway’s Society for the Blind, a charity that supports blind and visually impaired people throughout the northwest of England. my challenge: to raise more money for Galloways, in order to enable them to continue their necessary work supporting blind-visually impaired people. Most money raised goes to Galloway’s to support their fine work and, the rest, to help pay for my trip to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru in April or October 2023 and show what blind people can do. My Go fund me page:
Author of eBooks:
*Seeing The Americas My Way* An emotional journey (September 2016) ISBN 9781912022625 Available from Amazon – Kobo –
*Seeing The World My Way* A totally blind and partially deaf guy’s global adventures (2010, repub as eBook only, 2016) ISBN 9781912022861 The first eBook in the trilogy. Second edition is available from all eBook sites. Amazon –
Website: Facebook: YouTube: Tony at Armenia Travel Fest vid.