Tom Bolton’s world travels in Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania, North America, South America, Central America and the Middle East
Juggler and clown Tom Bolton is an avid traveler and photographer. The above photos are from his world travels in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, India, Bangladesh and Thailand. Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Vietnam. Nicaragua, Nepal, Tanzania and Sri Lanka. Guatemala, Kuwait and Morocco. These are just a small selection of the many places Tom has visited.
One of the advantages of Tom’s career has been the opportunity to cross the globe. His world travels have taken him to over 55 countries on 5 continents and he’s not finished yet. Tom is fascinated about landscapes, nature and different cultures. He has traveled through much of Europe and America to work but also extensively in the third world. He likes to travel with a backpack and with his clowning skills he has gotten to meet and amuse countless people. This has meant that he could often photograph people and learn about their ways. Yet giving something back rather than just being obtrusive is an important goal.
During Tom’s world travels, he often makes small shows on the beaches or plazas. In schools or parks, slums and even a prison. He especially enjoys making contact to any circus school projects he finds. He’ll often visit to demonstrate juggling tricks or share his insights from over many years of performing experience. He has also written articles about these experiences to help such projects get better known and hopefully get more support. In addition, he has donated a large amount of juggling equipment to such projects in Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Tanzania. Some of this came from support from various juggling equipment manufacturers, notably Henrys in Germany. But most prop purchases, and all of the shipping costs, were paid by Tom.
Tom has also performer for free or reduced fees for events at refugee centers in Germany in 2016. Supporting these people in need is central to Tom’s philosophy. His experiences in many countries has taught him how to reach across cultures to entertain. And one doesn’t always have to go half way around the world to use these skills.
Tom lives a very simple lifestyle in Germany but life is not cheap. Unfortunately, he has not had the time and money to travel in the past years as much as he would like. Tom is not a registered charity but he appreciates any support to further his world travel. The best way to support Tom is by hiring him to entertain for your events! One can also help by setting links to his websites.
Tom also has a separate website www.world-traveler.eu (English only) with stories about his amazing travel adventures including over a thousand original photos.
Countries Tom has been to on his world travel include much of the USA including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize. Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Chile, Argentina, Paraguayand Brazil. England, Scotland, Germany and France. Switzerland, Spain (including Ibiza, Mallorca and the Canary Islands) and Portugal. Luxemburg, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Vatican and Italy. Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Denmark and Sweden. Norway, Finland, Slovakia, Greece and Liechtenstein. Monaco, Morocco, Kuwait, Tanzaniaand India. Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia. Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines and Vietnam. Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand.
Specialty pages not in the main navigation menu:
For entertainment customized for car dealerships: clown-event.de/auto-dealer-entertainment-english/
Festival entertainment is one of Tom’s specialties: clown-event.de/festival-entertainment/
Tom’s world travels in German: http://clown-event.de/toms-weltreisen/
Funny story of a “typical” gig in English: Performance story
Tips for tourists to Stuttgart, Germany: Tips for Tourists to Stuttgart, Germany
Car sharing Stuttgart, Germany; ecological and promotes urban mobility: Car sharing Stuttgart, Germany
Stuttgart bike rental, the convenient way to get around town: Bike rental Stuttgart
Public transportation in Stuttgart; trains, subway and buses: public transportation Stuttgart
Clown juggler Tom Bolton’s original clown website contains addition information and photos, also in English, and includes some more private insights to his experiences on the world stage and is available at: www.clowntombolton.com