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Alex Sheal

Alex Sheal


Alex co-founded Vietnam in Focus in 2012. He has explored the length of breadth of Vietnam in his 15 years here, speaks Vietnamese, and has appeared in both local and global media to discuss travel and culture in the country.

In addition to creating travel and photography experiences, Alex has helped numerous international media organizations with insights and planning support, including Globe Trekker TV—for the Vietnam episode of the hit series Tough Trains—Discovery, and Lonely Planet.

Alex’s writing about Vietnam has been published in The New York Times, Southeast Asia Globe and North American Review. In 2013, he edited the book Survivors of Trafficking in their Own Words in partnership with the NGO Peace House Shelter. His writing also appears in Fokion Zissiadis’s recent photography book Vietnam (Rizzoli 2020).