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The Red Quest is available NOW for purchase on Amazon!

 

 

 

AVAILABLE NOW!!!: Crowds, Colour, Chaos: Travels through India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

 

AVAILABLE NOW!!!!

 

 Flashpacking Through Africa: Travels through 17 African Countries.

 

Join me as I visit Morocco, The Gambia, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Seychelles, Egypt, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and the Comoros.

AVAILABLE NOW! The Balkan Odyssey: Travels through the former Yugoslavia...oh and Albania!

 

Join me as I travel through Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania.

OUT NOW: Temples, Tuk Tuks & Fried Fish Lips: Travels through the Far East.

 

Join me as I visit Japan, Taiwan, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei & Indonesia.

AVAILABLE NOW : Panama City to Rio Janeiro: Travels through South America

 

Join me as I travel through Panama, Peru, Boliva, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil.

OUT NOW!!! Bite Size Travel in North America.

 

This short book describes my travels in New York, Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles and San Francisco. 

 

SHORT BOOK

Works in Progess: From Iceland to Italy: Travels through Western Europe

 

Join me as I work my way through Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, UK, Ireland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal and the Vatican

Work in Progress: Meeting the Middle East: A Travelogue through 12 Counties

 

Join me as I travel through Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel and Palestine.

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Customer reviews of The Red Quest:

"This book is a real gem and a must read for any lover of travel and history."

"A solid bit of travel writing..."

"Fanstastic book about the joys and idiosyncrasies of travel around the former Soviet Union."

"Jason Smart is a great writer who brings his light touch to a part of the world than can be stodgy and humourless."

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Welcome

My name is Jason Smart and I am the author of The Red Quest, a madcap adventure to visit every former Soviet republic.

The Red Quest

The Red Quest is the true story of my insane mission to visit every former republic of the Soviet Union (plus the old Warsaw Pact countries) on a quest covering 22 different nations. It is a journey spanning half the World from Western Europe to the edge of China! And I am armed only with a pocket full of roubles and a turnip masher.

Along the way, I sample fermented mare's milk in Kazakhstan, get chased by hounds in Kiev, am detained by the police in Kyrgyzstan, travel through a snow blizzard between Armenia and Georgia, and get mugged by a pensioner in Tajikistan. Oh, and I also take a side trip to a genuine breakaway state where I almost get beaten up in a border hut. All in the name of The Red Quest!

The photo gallery features several exclusive pictures from this insane mission.

Venture Travel Magazine

Venture Travel Magazine

 

I've just had an article about my trip to the Comoros published in this magazine. Buy the magazine by clicking on the picture!

 

 

An article (and excerpt from The Red Quest) at Eye and Pen Travel website