BRIAN SHEEHAN is an American expatriate currently living in Vietnam. He is a graduate of Bard College. In his youth he has lived in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in New York, worked as a carpenter, roofer, and stone mason. Along with his Khmer fiance, he has traveled to places in Cambodia where villagers would come up to him to drink beers because they’d never seen Westerner before. He feels blessed to have had curious adventures like these. Travel invigorates him, and plays a large role in how and what he writes about.