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.
Buy Seeing the Americas My Way on Apple Books.

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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

Rocking in Constantine, Algeria (21st December 2018)

I’m rocking in Constantine, a great place, lovely people. Saw/heard two great bands tonight. I’ll share photos and videos on Saturday when I have a better wifi connection! That should wet your appetites! Cheers, Tony :)

Video – ancient Roman city of Tipasa, Algeria (19th December 2018)

Tony at the ancient Roman city of Tipasa, an hour’s drive west of Algiers, capital of Algeria. The old ruins, which include a theatre, amphitheatre, basilicas and bathhouses, lie above the shore on Algeria’s Mediterranean coast. Watch and hear the sound of the sea pounding the rocks below!

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In Algeria (14th December 2018)

Tony is now in Algiers, capital of Algeria, North Africa. This is Tony 115th country on the UN’s list of sovereign countries and 133rd visited on Tony’s own list of nations. More updates coming soon, so stay tuned and keep watching and read. Thanks for following, Tony :).

TEDx Vienna Conference 2018 video (5th December 2018)

I hope this finds you well. Please find below the long awaited video of my TEDx Vienna talk on Simplexity that occurred in Austria on 19th October.

Interview on RMWorldTravel – America’s number one radio travel show! (30th October 2018)

Interview with Tony broadcast on 27th October 2018.

Listen to the podcast on the RMWorldTravel website. The podcast is dated 27 October 2018.

Blog post / A Week in Austria (27th October 2018)

Tatiana and I have just spent a delightful week in Austria. First in Vienna where we attended the TEDx Vienna conference on Simplexity, where I gave a splendid talk on travelling blind. Tatiana came for the food! Then we headed to Graz, Austria’s second largest city in terms of population. Personally, I found it rather quiet. The 15th century cathedral was interesting and we listened to the choonful glockenspiel, chine its 24 bells three times daily.

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Tony being interviewed at TEDx Vienna Conference 2018 (22nd October 2018)

Check out this group of short interviews at the TEDx Vienna Conference on Simplexity, where I gave a talk about travelling blind! Enjoy and thanks for follow. Tony :). fm4.orf.at/player/20181021/CO/162215000

Blog post / Still in Palermo! (1st October 2018)

I’ve been in Palermo, capital of Sicily, the large island off the boot of Italy for 6 days now, waiting for a ferry to Tunisia! I was supposed to leave on Saturday, but missed the boat, getting lost whilst attempting to find a bus stop on a quiet street in the centre and struggling because of not possessing any Italian! Therefor I’ve spent the last two days moving from one small hostel on Via Lincoln to a large property on the other side of the city on Via Dante!

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