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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.
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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

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, it was a chance to travel by road and gain yet more adventure of titanic proportions. Read more →

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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Blog post / amazingness! (12th March 2008)

Hi people, just to let you all know I did some amazing a couple of weeks ago. I finally crossed the Arctic Circle. I was on the coastal steamer going up Norway’s West coast and at around 07.18 am at parallel 66.33 we crossed the Arctic Circle. What an achievement. I tell you it was cold!!!

I am at present in North America. Toronto to be exact. I have the last two Provinces in Canada to explore –

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Blog post / Something cool (20th February 2008)

Hi everyone just a quick note to tell everyone. I am currently in Norway, Bergen. Today I climbed a mountain. With no help apart from the occasional word of encouragement or a direction or two. I made it to the top found snow and stuff up my fum. then wondered back down, as you do!!! I naturally walked on the edge many times even falling off on one occasion! Naturally I survived. A nice quiet day with Tony.

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Blog post / Brief update (12th February 2008)

Hi everyone. This is Tony, just giving a brief update of my recent travels.

During November-December I was in Sri Lanka – a lovely quiet country with charming people and beautiful nature. The picture of me with elephants proves this.

Then I went to Spain for the xmas and New year. I visited Madrid, lovely, Barcelona, spending xmas day on the beach in the sun and Sevila, my favour place in Spain.

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Blog post / Here it is (10th January 2008)

My Thanks go to carol Johnston, the mother of a friend for proof reading this. Also Ryan Monerham and mat Tully for their friendship during my adventures and in formation for this essay. Enjoy it everyone.

Iceland Essay Part 1

The journey began with the usual mad dash scramble; first, a two-hour train journey from Birmingham, in the middle of England,

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