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.

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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

Tony’s feature length ‘Holy Land’ documentary (10th April 2018)

Here’s a link to my feature length documentary of my two original and, separate, documentaries of my travels in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, now put together along with unseen footage as one long feature. Enjoy, and thanks for watching and following. Tony :) www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09yrrcy/the-travel-show-seeing-the-world-without-sight

Radio interview (7th April 2018)

VIP Lounge, Roskilde Dampradio, Denmark

Recorded 27th February 2018. Interviewed by Robin Cox.

Tony’s Article in RNIB Magazine (6th April 2018)

Read about my visit to Canterbury Cathedral, southeast England in the spring edition of Connect, an RNIB online Magazine for blind and visually impaired people in the UK.
www.rnib.org.uk/rnibconnect/canterbury-cathedral-sight-loss-friendly-and-accessible
Thanks for following, more coming soon, Tony :).

latest news (1st April 2018)

Tony now relaxing in windy Devon, UK. After an epic journey of over 30 hours that involved an 8-hour bus ride from Muscat, Oman to Dubai, UAE, a 4-hour flight from Dubai to Beirut, capital of Lebanon, another flight from Beirut to Belgrade, capital of Serbia, and a final flight from Belgrade to Heathrow Airport, London. Before a 4-hour train journey to Tony’s place of residence in southern Devon! He could have flown direct from Muscat to London, but undertaking the journey in segments saved him quite a lot of money and, for Tony, it is all about the adventure and meeting interesting people along the way! Happy travels, from Tony Ps, don’t forget his fascinating travel Ebooks about a totally blind and partially deaf guy’s global adventures. Hilarious accounts of travels without sight and, often, not in complete control of his senses! Are available: Seeing The Americas My Way Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M14JY50 Apple – itunes.apple.com/us/book/seeing-the-americas-my-way/id1155800966?mt=11 Kobo – store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/seeing-the-americas-my-way Google Play – play.google.com/store/books/details/Tony_Giles_Seeing_The_Americas_My_Way?id=ebEXDQAAQBAJ&hl=en Seeing The World My Way, my first ebook Amazon.co.uk https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seeing-World-Way-Tony-Giles/dp/1906236380/ www.6pr.com.au/news/meet-tony-the-traveller-20160930-grsrvc.html Thank you everyone, from Tony :)

New article to read about Tony! (25th March 2018)

Telegraph article about Tony and his world travels www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/tony-giles-the-deaf-and-blind-world-explorer/
Podcast interview with Tony, for Blind Ability, an organisation in Minnesota, USA, supporting blind and visually impaired people wp.me/p6rcRg-S3
Bombs in Baalbeck, Lebanon, by Jason Hawes, a fellow UK traveller Or maybe Syria? m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10160192552965644&id=722860643
Blog feature about meeting Tony by world traveller, Thor from Denmark, travelled to 144 countries without flying! www.onceuponasaga.dk/blog/238-blind-deaf-and-dumb-leaving-lebanon
Tom, author and founder of Motivate Yourself, Germany www.motivate-yourself.de/tony-giles/

(23rd March 2018)


A day in a life of travel with Tony and Thor, two world travellers! Sidon, Lebanon, March 2018. Thor has visited 144 countries without flying.

Audio interview – 6PR Travel Bug (20th March 2018)


Tony interviewed by Steve Grumpy Collins, traveller, writer, radio presenter and blogger, for an Australian podcast. A follow-up to Tony’s original interview with Steve, October 2016 (you can listen to that on the audio page).

Blog post / Travels in Beirut (6th March 2018)

I arrived in Beirut, capital of Lebanon in the early hours of 2nd March 2018. I quickly discovered that people are, for the most part, friendly and hospitable. A 15-minute taxi journey took me from the country’s only international airport to my hostel, Saifi Urban Gardens, on Pasteur Street , Behind Coral Gas Station. The short ride in the cool evening air cost US$25 or 38,000 Lebanese Pounds, the local currency. The taxi driver struggled to find the hostel’s entrance,

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