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."
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.