HOMETOWN: New Zealand
“If you never ever go, you never ever know.”
FUN FACT: Sandy deserts are known as ergs. Despite being mostly sandy desert, Saudi Arabia imports sand for construction (their sand is no good for making cement). The original Sandman was a figure from Germanic folklore, who sent children to sleep by throwing sand in their eyes (and left his gritty traces in the corner of their eyes on waking). Sandboys used to dig and take the sand to spread on the floor in pubs (England a few years ago now) and were paid in beer (one explanation) hence their happiness….