Sands of Portugal


This is an old post that I wrote some months ago but never published yet. The story is about our holiday in Portugal in August 2010 when we drove along the Atlantic coast from Lisbon up to Viena do Castelo in the north. The holiday was not just meant as a sand collecting trip and […]

The Sand Alley


Ernestus Barsa, another sand collector from Austria, reported on his website about a street in Vienna called Sandgasse (Sand Alley). Just by coincidence I drove yesterday to a small town in the surrounding of Dresden and found the Sandweg, which can be translated approximately in the same way – the Sand Alley. I just found […]

The sands of Croatia


With almost 6,000 km of coastline (about 2,000 km on mainland and another 4,000 km on the islands), Croatia is a great destination for sand collecting freaks. We just returned from a three-week holiday in which we drove 4,900 km and camped in several places along the Croatian coast. Of course I had my collecting […]

Our trekking tour this weekend was very close to the CZ-DE border between Decin and Petrovice (CZ). When we stopped for a small break I just noticed two boulders of sandstone looking very, very old. We stopped the car and I had a closer look. The stones were very strong weathered revealing also beautiful layers […]

For those of you traveling to Harz region in Germany I highly recommend a visit to the Kräuterpark Altenau. This is a family-own garden with lots of green spices and herbs. There is also a nice “spice pagoda” where you can read about the trips made by the owner in the whole world in search […]