Kit Gillet is a freelance journalist currently based in Bucharest. His work appears regularly in the international press, for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Monocle, The Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and CNN.
Travel
The Ghosts of Bucharest’s Past: a Tour of Ceausescu's Spring Palace

The Ghosts of Bucharest’s Past: a Tour of Ceausescu’s Spring Palace

Newly opened to the public, the Spring Palace in Bucharest was once home to Romania's last communist dictator, and still displays his opulent lifestyle
Travel back in time with a trip to Romanian rural idyll

Travel back in time with a trip to Romanian rural idyll

The countryside of Maramures, where farmers still use long scythes and home-made wooden pitchforks and there's no TV or internet, gives visitors a taste of how rural life was in much of Europe two centuries ago.
In Bucharest, the Old Town Sees New Life

In Bucharest, the Old Town Sees New Life

Until a few years ago, visitors to Bucharest’s Old Town would have found themselves in an area of potholes and badly lit alleys with crumbling 19th- and early 20th-century buildings. Yet after years of stop-start refurbishment by the local authorities, the Old Town has come back to life.

How Skopje became Europe’s new capital of kitsch

Skopje’s new neo-classical splendour is divisive and expensive – not to mention of questionable taste. But one thing’s for sure: it’s made the Macedonian capital a truly surprising and impressive spectacle
Where the Danube Meets the Sea

Where the Danube Meets the Sea

Romania’s Danube Delta is a region of stark beauty and stunning wildlife, yet also a place struggling to find its way in the modern world

The Thai mountain retreat of a forgotten Chinese army

In northern Thailand’s Mae Salong, where the Kuomintang’s ‘lost army’ put down its roots, tea and coffee plants have replaced the opium poppies that once provided a living.

In Defence of Ulan Bator

Mongolia: a capital of contradictions you don’t want to miss
A Tale of Two Shangri-Las

A Tale of Two Shangri-Las

Zhongdian may be China’s official Shangri-La, but seekers of a mythical Himalayan paradise are more likely to find inspiration amid the sacred peaks of Yading
Sichuan’s Tibetan Corner, Outside of Time

Sichuan’s Tibetan Corner, Outside of Time

Among the monks and novices of Tagong, a Tibetan community in neighbouring Sichuan province
Kitesurfing takes off in Mui Ne, Vietnam

Kitesurfing takes off in Mui Ne, Vietnam

A sleepy Vietnamese seaside village is taking off as kitesurfers flock to its shores, writes Kit Gillet
Hang Bac

Hang Bac

Take a few days to relax and revel in the crumbling French colonial charms of Hanoi, potentially the most atmospheric capital in Asia - and certainly a great place for a coffee
Riding Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh trail

Riding Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh trail

The mountain paths of the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail offer visitors to Vietnam an adventurous alternative to the well-worn coastal route - especially if you travel on the back of a motorbike