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

More whales (15th August 2018)

This is my last video of humpback whales swimming and blowing in waters off Ilulissat, northwest Greenland, a truly magical experience. A reason for anyone to fly to Greenland. Despite the noise of the engine, whales breaching can clearly be heard and, hopefully, seen! The sound of humpback whales blowing is magnificent. More whales and now less sounds, no boat engine and no planes, pure bliss, apart from occasional cameras and slight commentary.

Searching for whales in Greenland (14th August 2018)


Trying to search for whales? A slightly unsuccessful beginning with the camera! The following films are better!


Here come the whales! First video with the humpbacks blowing and swimming, some interesting commentary alongside!


Here are the humpbacks in all their glory :)


Boat, plane and whales! The sound of the boat, the majestic silence of the whales and the noise of a plane – all captured in the nature off Ilulissat.

Bungee jump number 17, Sentosa Island, Singapore (26th June 2018)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuuyW7YC1J8

Tony undertaking a 47 m bungee jump at Sentosa Island, Singapore on 15th June 2018. This was Tony’s 17th jump! He’s now bungeed on every populated continent in the world.

Go check it out and enjoy. Thanks for watching and following, Tony :)

Another documentary! (22nd June 2018)

Dear followers and travellers, check out this short documentary I was recently involved with. Made in Singapore for Scoot Air. https://www.facebook.com/flyscoot/videos/1810540489005471/ It was made with two other intrepid travellers! More coming soon. Thanks for watching and following, enjoy, Tony :).

Blog post / Good news (10th June 2018)

Hi all followers. I hope everyone is well. I’m now in Singapore, country 115 on the UN list and 130 on my own list of countries. I have some good news. Both my Ebooks are once again available to download on both Amazon sites. This is excellent. I hope everyone who buy’s one of my Ebooks enjoys them and gets a smile if nothing else. Many thanks for following and supporting. I’ll have another video documentary to share soon.

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Tony’s next country! (22nd May 2018)

Tony is now in Sal Island, Cape Verde. He’s staying with a kind couch surfer from Senegal and has spent the day relaxing. Tomorrow he goes on a tour around the island. Cape Verde is an island nation roughly 500 kilometres west of Senegal, off the coast of West Africa. This is Country 114 on the official UN list and country 129 on Tony’s general list.
— Tony Giles blind solo traveller, author of Ebooks:
*Seeing The Americas My Way* An emotional journey (2016) Available from Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M14JY50 Kobo – store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/seeing-the-americas-my-way
*Seeing The World My Way* A totally blind and partially deaf guy’s global adventures (2010)
Second edition is available from all Ebook sites.
Website: www.tonythetraveller.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/theblindbackpacker

Another documentary (6th May 2018)

Here is another short documentary about my travels and the way I live and cope with my blindness. Made for The Big Story, a documentary team, part of CNN online. Enjoy, Tony. The Big Story

Filmed 27th February 2018.

FM4 interview (27th April 2018)

Tony was interviewed for Austrian radio station FM4 back in January. Listen to the audio in two parts at the following links:

Morning Show – http://fm4.orf.at/player/20180423/MO/081900000
Reality Check – http://fm4.orf.at/player/20180423/RC/132646000

There is also a podcast here:
http://static.orf.at/podcast/fm4/fm4_reality_check_podcast.xml

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