Author Archives: Lynda

About Lynda

Longhorns and Camels is a blog about exploring Dubai from the perspective of an expat from Texas. It features stories about living in Dubai including descriptions of local culture and popular activities in the region. It also includes photography of the UAE and other countries abroad. It has been recommended by several well-known guides for expatriates: InterNations, ExpatWoman and Expat Focus.

A Retrospective

As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time for Longhorns and Camels to come to a close, too. I started the blog FIVE years ago when we moved to Dubai. I can’t think of many things I’ve done consistently for … Continue reading

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Top Dubai Souvenirs and Gift Ideas

Are you looking for a unique souvenir to bring to family and friends?   Do you want to give something special to a friend who is moving away? (and we all know how often that happens!)   Are you repatriating … Continue reading

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Imprints At Home and Away

Even though the blog has been relatively quiet over the last few months, I’ve been working hard behind the scenes on my new project, my new etsy shop featuring travel photography. Its name is Imprints at Home and Away and … Continue reading

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A Bit of TX and NOLA – A Photo Tour

I’ve been working on setting up an Etsy shop for some of my photos. Who knew it would be so time-consuming? It’s almost ready to open, but in the meantime, a few photos from recent adventures in Texas and Louisiana. (Some … Continue reading

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Religious Tolerance in the UAE

When we lived in Dubai, I had planned to do a post about Christian churches in Dubai after visiting the Catholic church, St. Mary’s.  I thought many people may be surprised to know that there is a degree of religious tolerance … Continue reading

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