About us

Hanna, a Swede who loves reading Dostoevsky; Alex, a Russian who knows everything about Stieg Larsson, and their little dog Sam (he is illiterate) are the team behind samandthedunes.com.

Hanna and Alex met in Kosovo, made their first work related trip to Lebanon at the end of the Israeli-Lebanese war (2006) and are currently living in the Sahara. It was here they managed to hook up with Sam from the desert and they have been together ever since. You will get to know more about Sam in this blog but let’s start by saying that he is very social and friendly, even though he has the annoying habit of gently (well, at least by dog standards) biting people’s hands.

Anyway, they love to travel, have stayed in some of the best hotels in the world and enjoy eating in Michelin star restaurants as well as in fairly unknown hidden treasures in, let’s say, Skopje. Basically they enjoy life, drinking good wine, reading, and spend a lot of time trying to find out what their most fitting sports activity might be (kite-surfing is not one of them). Most of all they like to plan and plot their next trip. Separately and together they have visited over 60 countries and dined in places like New York and Chisinau (bet most of you don’t know where that is).

In essence, if you want to know more about Hanna, Alex and Sam, and all the hot spots and other cool places they visit – stay tuned!

About us (The Truth)

  1. Hi guys!
    Nice blog – you’re just missing Mirleft in your Morocco experience. We are planning to go there again for the next long weekend, Feb 03 I believe, but we can get you a nice house to stay there at any time. Keep it up! Roland

  2. Thanks a lot Roland 🙂 You’re right, we must visit Mirleft asap.

  3. Sounds like we share the same love for travel. I look forward to hearing more about your adventures and thank you for visiting my blog as well. Travel well. Cheers.

  4. Thank you! We are looking forward to follow your blog Bespoke Traveler’s Magazine as well 🙂

  5. Thanks for the follow, you guys, love your blog, and Sam, you’re adorable. Who cares if you’re illiterate with a face like that! 🙂

    • Ha, ha, yes you’re absolutely right, he gives us all support and inspiration we can ask for, just being as fluffy and cute as he is 🙂 We are really looking forward following your blog as well!

  6. Thanks guys for stopping by and liking ‘aging gracefully’. Seems you are already doing that and so much more! Sam is adorable. Best wishes in your travels.

  7. Chisinau is the capital of Moldova and I was there last year to taste wine! Love the cartoons by the way!

  8. Glad you guys could drop in again. Thanks for the follow. One day I’ll introduce my blab (short for black lab) to you Sam…you’d like him. A cutie like you!

  9. Thanks for visiting my new photo blog and liking my picture!! Your blog looks interesting and fun…

  10. I’ve really enjoyed your travel stories and photographs which inspire me to view the world from a different perspective. In recognition of your great work, I’ve nominated your for the “Adventurous Blogger Award.” Here’s a link for more information on acceptance terms. Cheers.


    • Many, many thanks Bespoke Traveler for the nomination and your kind words. Sorry for our late reply but we have been really bad bloggers lately 😉 Sometimes it’s hard to balance travel AND writing at the same time…We would love to join the competition (if it’s not too late) so we will immediately take a look at the information. We always enjoy reading your blog! We keep in touch – Cheers

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love Sam! I will now be following your journeys 🙂

  12. rimassolosailingaroundtheworldm

    Thank you so much for sharing

  13. Thanks for following my blog and congratulations on the “Sweden’s Cinderella City” post.

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