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Jason Smart

Jason Smart was born in 1971 in Middlesbrough, Northern England. After a brief stint as a civil engineer, he became a driving instructor and then a primary school teacher. He now lives in the Middle East with his wife.A major traveller, Jason has been to over 100 countries, spanning six continents, including some less-travelled nations such as Paraguay, Bangladesh, Rwanda and the Comoros. His first travel book, The Red Quest, described his mission to visit every country of the former Soviet Union, plus the six Warsaw Pact nations.Watch this space for more information about Jason Smart or visit his website by Jason Smart available on Amazon:The Red QuestFlashpacking through AfricaThe Balkan OdysseyTemples, Tuk-tuks and Fried Fish LipsPanama City to Rio de JaneiroBite Size Travel in North AmericaTake Your Wings and Fly


Dhaka’s Buriganga River: the Lifeblood of the city

Life abounds on the eddies and currents of the Buriganga River. Here a ferrymen transports their passengers amid the chaos and colour around.

Rammed of the road by a white Land Cruiser

The white Land Cruiser approached the rear of our saloon car, flashing its lights. I was overtaking a small bus filled with low-paid immigrant workers. The men were...


Meeting the Middle East: Travels in Arabia

Meeting the Middle East is a lighthearted travelogue through twelve countries of Arabia. Starting in the Gulf State of Qatar, Jason Smart sets out on a whirlwind tour...


Detained by the police in Kyrgyzstan

Osh Bazaar is Bishkek’s largest market place. It was a hive of activity with endless arrays of fruit and vegetables, clothes and mops, and everything else the people...


Flashpacking through Africa: travels through 17 Africa nations

From the souqs of Marrakech to the red dust of Kampala, Jason witnesses first-hand what this amazing continent has to offer. From traffic cops in Swaziland, to singing...


Twiglight arrives in Da Nang

My flight from Vientiane to Hanoi was diverted due to a tropical storm. After landing in Da Nang (a place I’d never heard of until that point) we were all bussed...


The Red Quest: Travels through 22 former Soviet Republics

The Red Quest is the true story of one man’s mission to visit every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way, the author samples fermented mare’s...

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