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.

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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.
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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.

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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 and friendly Canada! (3rd June 2019)

Tatiana and I arrived in Toronto Thursday afternoon, 30th May. We spent 3 relaxing nights in the fairly flat and friendly city. Locals are lovely, polite, kind and helpful. We sped up the CN Tower by elevator, arguably, Toronto’s main landmark. It’s apparently the world’s 9th tallest free-standing structure and the highest in North America! Standing at a total hight of 553.3 metres (1,815.3 feet). So yes, it’s tall! Made of concrete, it’s a communications and observation tower located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, Ontario Province, Canada. We wandered around the outdoor observation terrace; 342 m (1,122 ft) above ground! Boy: it was windy up there! After circumnavigating the platform and taking a few photos – hopefully, of the Toronto downtown area and skyline, we went back inside to stand on the ‘Glass Floor for another photo, before going up one level to have another hot drink. The area around the Glass Floor was crowded. Many people find it a little weird standing on the glass as, looking down through it, can give people dizziness and make them feel they will fall through at any moment. We had no such qualms! :). Finally, we travelled up to the SkyPod at 447 m (1,467 ft) above street level. This is an indoor area with more views down over the city. It was quiet up there, no other visitors! :). We were ‘high on the world’! We had a brief wander round with another friendly security staff member, then headed down to ground level and exited the building. Back in fresh air, we asked someone to guide us to a hotdog stand for our evening meal, then it was off to a nearby pub for some local drinks and atmosphere. Eventually, with help, we walked to a subway station and slowly returned to our small guesthouse in the heart of Chinatown. The following day, we relaxed before meeting up with a Greek-Canadian friend in the area of Toronto known as ‘Greektown’. Another nice evening was spent in good hospitality with tasty food in another local pub! The following morning, after a simple journey that became complicated, we eventually made it to the Toronto Bus Station for our Megabus to Niagara Falls, our present location. Tomorrow, Monday, 3rd June, we’re going to investigate Niagara Falls itself! :). Photos coming soon. Thanks for following, Tony :). Don’t forget, first documentary from Ethiopia out this Saturday coming, 8th June, repeated 9th June. So keep watching, listening and following. Thanks and have a great week. Tony :)

Documentary release dates (30th May 2019)

Dear followers and friends. I hope everyone is well. I have great news. The recent documentaries I made with the BBC Travel Show team in Wonderful Ethiopia will be released in June this year. The first of two documentaries will go out on Saturday 8th June, with the second episode to follow a week later, on Saturday 15th June. So keep watching and stayed tuned. I’ll send more info when I have it. It will be available on BBC News 24 and also available, as before, on BBC TV and via the BBC Travel Show facebook and other social media pages. I will also share the links to the episodes when I have the links. So keep following for more details :).

These documentaries will be even more amazing than the previous ones in Jerusalem and Bethlehem! :). Ethiopia is magical and amazing, as you will all soon discover, seen and experienced a different way :). Please continued to talk about and share with all your friends and family and with any strangers, my amazing and humorous travel Ebooks: Seeing The World My Way and Seeing The Americas My Way Available to purchase and download from all Ebook websites. Thanks for following and supporting me. It’s most appreciated. Have a great day, thanks, Tony :)

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.

Blog post / Tony In the Indian Ocean! (1st May 2019)

Dear all, happy May-day. I’m good, relaxing in the small French island of Mayotte, located somewhere in the Indian Ocean! It’s another tropical and humid day here. I arrived from Reunion yesterday evening, only to be greted by warm, tropical rain – such is life for a traveller! I’m relaxing on a nice terrace in a delightful, peaceful Airbnb. No couchsurfers could or wanted to host me, so, Airbnb it is! I’m here until Sunday,

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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:

Eritrea interview (23rd April 2019)

Read this interview Tony gave while in Eritrea:
http://www.shabait.com/

Blog post / Still travelling (21st April 2019)

I’ve just spent one of the most amazing weeks of my life, making a documentary with the BBC Travel Show team in magical Ethiopia. Two documentaries to be released sometime in July. I’ll keep everyone posted! So many emotional highlights! :). These are what travel Ebooks are about. Hoping to release my third Ebook in mid September, so watch out. You will need the first two, to enjoy this one – my first travels in Africa.

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Blog post / In Ethiopia again. (16th April 2019)

I’m currently travelling around fascinating and wonderful Ethiopia with its ancient history and religious cultures, both Christian and Muslim. Before Ethiopia, I was in Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti. I crossed overland from Djibouti City to Harar in East Ethiopia, where I spent a couple days exploring the old, medieval Islamic walled town – the fourth most important destination in Muslim culture and history. Eventually, a loong 11 hour coach journey brought me to Addis Ababa,

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