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.
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.
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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

Blog post / Spanish story (27th May 2008)

Spain — Part 1 My first trip to Spain coincided with Christmas and New Year 2007-08. It was mostly a quiet affair. I met up with friends from Cuba in Madrid, where it was cold and rained most of the time, typical weather I’m informed for Madrid in December. I did the usual tourist things, walked the streets, visited the many squares, strolled passed the palace walls and went for a paddle in the lake in the large attractive park. Read more →

Blog post / Inspirational story (27th May 2008)

I was sent this story by a friend who is totally deaf and visually impaired. Check this out, its amazing.

Blind student earns medical degree, sees no limits
By Andy Manis, AP

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The young medical student was nervous as he slid the soft, thin tube down into the patient’s windpipe. It was a delicate maneuver — and he knew he had to get it right.

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Blog post / An interesting quotation on life! (16th May 2008)

This was sent to me by a good friend, Ryan Monahan
Any feedback is welcome
Tony

“When Life Was Full There Was No History”

“In the age when life on earth was full, no one paid any special
attention to worthy men, nor did they single out the man of ability.
Rulers were simply the highest branches on the tree, and the people
were like deer in the woods.

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Blog post / Living in the moment (15th May 2008)

Living in the Moment.

When Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire at the end of his gig in Monterey, California in Spring 1967, he began the ‘Summer of Love’ and started something electric. He blazed through four years of psychedelia before his sudden demise in October 1970. However, in that short period he left his mark on the world as he ‘lived in the moment.’

Although I have not set the world alight in quite the same fashion,

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Blog post / Iceland Part Two. (15th May 2008)

Iceland essay — Part 2

The only place to be is on the road.

Meeting people and having fun is what we do!

My second week in Iceland was mind blowing — an experience never to be forgotten.

Ryan, the young but mature American I had met, and I hit the road for a drive around Iceland’s coast on a journey of inspiration and soul enlightenment. For me,

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Blog post / The Tornado Nobody Saw! (14th May 2008)

It happened quietly, almost unexpectedly. A gentle gust which got gradually stronger until we were swept off our feet. However, there were so few who witnessed it we called it the tornado that nobody saw. When it was over we were left breathless.

I was in the US when it occurred, travelling as usual. However, I was not in the dustball of Oklahoma or the flat lands of Kansas like you might expect,

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Blog post / This is the end! (30th April 2008)

Hi everyone, I am just letting you all know I am pulling off the road for the foreseeable future. My health is taking its toll and I am getting too tired. This will give me the chance to update you all on the last eight months of travel.

Until then keep travelling for me and keep rocking.

Tonythetraveller

Current number of countries visited; 41 plus all 50 US States and all 10 Provinces of Canada.

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Blog post / Nearing the end of travels for now! (17th April 2008)

Hi all, its Tonythetraveller. I have just finished another amazing trip. It lasted eight weeks and took in most of the east coast of Canada and some of the US. I visited Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland in Canada, thus completing a visit to all of Canada’s 10 Provinces. Before that I was in beautiful Norway. What a country! The most expensive in the world! This was proved to me when I had to take a taxi to the airport which is in the middle of nowhere.

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