Is the Explore action the last action a player can take on their turn?
The rules state:
Except for the Explore action, the player may take these actions [trade and sell] any number of times each turn and in any order, or choose to take none of these actions on his turn.
I took this to mean that exploring is always the last action possible.
This does mean that a player who decided to explore cannot sell/trade their loot straight away and risks losing it to a sandstorm or thief.
This seemed in keeping with the theme and risk vs. reward mechanics of the game, the idea being that, after exploring the monument, the player can't make it back to town until their next turn.
Having said that, maybe that's too harsh, especially with more players and the risk of multiple sandstorms in a row.
What do you think?