Seeing The World My Way: A totally blind and partially deaf guy's global adventures

Tony Giles
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Seeing The World My Way follows Tony Giles' journey of hedonism and thrill-seeking adventure as he travels across North America, Oceania and parts of South East Asia. Full of drama, danger and discovery, this fascinating travel biography is a young blind man's view of the world as he sets out to achieve his dream, dealing with disability whilst living life to the limit. From bungee jumping in New Zealand to booze filled nights out in New Orleans, Seeing The World My Way is a no-holds-barred account that certainly is not for the faint hearted. Travel the world in a whole new way with Tony Giles' frank, honest and exhilarating romp through one adrenaline-fuelled experience after another.
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AUTHOR TONY GILES was born in Weston-super-Mare, southwest England in 1978. Diagnosed at a young age with Cone Dystrophy, a rare eye condition, and Photophobia, an extreme sensitivity to light, he maintained some vision until the age of approximately sixteen when he lost all sight except for his ability to sense bright sunlight. At the age of six he developed nerve sensory hearing loss that has progressively worsened over time. Despite these disabilities, Tony gained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Studies from University College Northampton (now The University of Northampton) in 2001 and a Master of Arts Degree in Transatlantic Studies from The University of Birmingham in 2003. He has travelled from a young age and continues to enjoy experiencing new parts of the world. His most recent journeys include trips to the USA, Sri Lanka and Iceland. Seeing The World My Way is Tony Giles' first book. He recently published its sequel: Seeing The Americas My Way. When not travelling Tony lives in Teignmouth, Devon. READ MORE ABOUT TONY AND HIS AMAZING TRAVELS AT - www.tonythetraveller.com https://www.facebook.com/theblindbackpacker https://www.facebook.com/tonygiles4
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Tony Giles
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Published on
Dec 21, 2016
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Pages
82
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ISBN
9781912022861
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
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