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.
Vietnam

The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen's debut novel delves into divided loyalties and fears for a double agent at the end of the Vietnam War
The Search for Sean Flynn

The Search for Sean Flynn

The four-decade search to learn the fate of Sean Flynn, TIME magazine war correspondent and son of Errol

Asia’s Gourmet Chocolatiers

Marou: A pair of Frenchmen start a gourmet chocolate company in the Vietnamese city of Saigon

Napalm, one of the 20th century’s major villains

Book review: Napalm: An American Biography by Robert Neer
Still fighting for recognition of Agent Orange impact

Still fighting for recognition of Agent Orange impact

“Almost every one of the villages I visited in the six months I was setting up the centre had disabled young people because of Agent Orange,” says Nguyen.
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
Delta Blues

Delta Blues

Kit Gillet journeys into the heart of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and discovers the stark realities facing the poor farmers and fishermen already feeling the effects of rising sea levels

Where the Faithful Worship Among the Tourists

Just before midnight, the monks were still arriving. Dressed in long, flowing white robes, they resembled fireflies as they rode through the darkness on their motorbikes, descending on the towering temple at the heart of the Cao Dai holy land in southern Vietnam.
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
Vietnam's rice bowl threatened by rising seas

Vietnam’s rice bowl threatened by rising seas

Climate change is rapidly turning the waters of the Mekong Delta salty, spelling disaster for millions of poor farmers who rely on the rivers for their livelihoods in southern Vietnam
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