Tag Archives: Middle East

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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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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Memories of the Dubai Desert

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Sanctioned Graffiti in Dubai

There is a scene in Mad Men from season 2 where the family is enjoying a picnic on a sunny afternoon. Before leaving the area, Don chucks his empty beer can far afield and Betty shakes the trash off her blanket into the … Continue reading

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