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  • 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.
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.

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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

Botswana (18th March 2020)

At present, I’m travelling around lovely Botswana. Country 125. Hot weather and kind, friendly people. Cheers, Tony :).

Now in Gaborone, capital of Botswana (9th March 2020)

Dear all friends and followers, hope everyone is well. I’m now in Gaborone, capital of Botswana – country 125! It’s much warmer and dryer than the UK here! Relaxing in nice surroundings, birds chattering outside.

My trip began with a long flight to Joburg, South Africa, where I stayed with a lovely South African guy, Niel for a night. The following day it was an 8 hour bus ride to Botswana. People were friendly, kind and helped me cross the border, I didn’t even have to leave the bus! Immigration staff came to me! A Botswanian lady kindly helped me change money and 40 minutes after departing the border, I was in Botswana’s sprawling capital. I’m staying in a nearby village with a lovely lady from Zimbabwe.
I head north in a couple of days and begin exploring the nature. Warmest wishes to one and all, Tony the Traveller. Happy to be travelling again!

A park close to Randburg, near Johannesburg, South Africa. Tony is with Niel, his South African couchsurfing host, and Yurika from Japan.
A park close to Randburg, near Johannesburg, South Africa. Tony is with Niel, his South African couchsurfing host, and Yurika from Japan. Taken on the afternoon of 5th March.
Cows wondering by a road, near Gaborone Town, capital of Botswana. They seem to wander where they want! Taken on afternoon of 7th March.
Cows wondering by a road, near Gaborone Town, capital of Botswana. They seem to wander where they want! Taken on the afternoon of 7th March.

Interview at Travel Festival Leipzig (26th February 2020)

Check out this interview Tony did with a German journalist, Yvonne, when in Leipzig back in January.

http://www.yvonne-struewing.de/2020/02/22/tony-giles-blind-solo-traveller/

Travel interview and update. (20th January 2020)

Hi all travellers and followers. Here’s an Interview I did at the end of December 2019 with Steve Colins, Travel Correspondent for Radio 6PR, Perth, Australia. stevecollinstravelcorrespondent.com/tony-will-walk-the-inca-trail/ That also has links to Galloways Society for the Blind, the charity I’m raising money fore, and my GoFundMe page: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TonyGiles1 Enjoy the interview and please share . I think you’ll find it amusing and fascinating! Happy travels, from a cold Dresden, east Germany. Thanks, Tony :).

Travels update (15th January 2020)

Sorry for being uncommunicative for a while, been very ill. Back on the road again now! Heading to Gatwick Airport to spend a few hours napping before flying to Berlin. One day in the lovely, friendly German capital, before a train to Leipzig for an appearance at the Travel Festival Leipzig 2020. I’m speaking on Saturday, 18th January between 4-5 pm German time. Can’t wait. First time in Leipzig, should be fun. Will there be snow?! Anyone in or around Leipzig on 18th January please come along and buy a ticket and support a great and fascinating travel festival! I’ll even sign an autograph or two if asked! Looking forward to talking about travel: blindstyle! Cheers to one and all. Happy travels and New Year, Tony :).
— Tony Giles blind solo traveller and public speaker. Fund raising for Galloways Society for the Blind, northwest England. Challenge: to raise £3,850 or more to send me to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru in October 2020. Go fund me page: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TonyGiles1

Out tonight! (31st December 2019)

Happy New Years Eve everyone. Tatiana and I going to find live music tonight in Zaragoza, northern Spain… Maybe rock, maybe blues, maybe Jazz! That’s the way to bring in 2020! Have a good one dear friends and followers. Cheers, Tony :)
— Tony Giles blind solo traveller and public speaker. Fund raising for Galloways Society for the Blind, northwest England. Challenge: to raise £3,850 or more to send me to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru in October 2020. Go fund me page: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TonyGiles1

Please donate – Tony is raising money for Galloways Society for the Blind by hiking the Inca Trail in Peru (16th December 2019)

In October 2020 I will embark upon my biggest challenge to date – hike the famous Inca Trail of Machu Picchu in Peru! Four days of serious hiking at altitude! My reason for undertaking this? Not only because it is a magnificent adventure and test of my own body and fitness, but more importantly, to raise money for Galloways Society for the Blind. A charity based in Preston England, helping and supporting blind and visually impaired people throughout the Lancashire region to live their lives as independently as possible.

Please could you help me reach my goal of £3,850? One half will go to Galloways so they can continue their great community work of supporting blind and visually impaired people, whilst the other half is to fund my trip to Machu Pichu, the hike and challenge of a lifetime.

For more details and to donate go here:
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TonyGiles1

Video: Tony Entering Haiti (23rd November 2019)

Tony on a moto taxi along with Jonas, Tony’s couchsurfing host from Germany. Leaving the chaotic border in north Haiti. Bouncing over rough roads with noise and chaos all around! What an adventure.
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