I'm Jodie aka The Little Backpacker. Travel blogger, serial gap year taker, photographer and lover of the ocean.

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A Guide to La Mer, Dubai

La Mer is a relatively new area in Dubai to become popular but for very good reason, when I first visited here I was pleasantly surprised by the whole area and the beach vibe it had. It almost felt like you’ve stepped into another city and left the skyscrapers behind. We arrived as the sun was beginning to set and this certainly showed La Mer off in the best light. There were people relaxing from a busy day on the beach while others who’d just arrived were taking in the gorgeous street art and dazzling fairy lights, it was a vibrant atmosphere.


How to Visit Wadi Shab in Oman

In this post I’m going to go into further detail about our visit to Wadi Shab, if you’d like to know more about our Oman itinerary then head over here. One thing that was high on my must see list in Oman was a visit to one of their wadis. The country is know for these swimming spots which are perfect for cooling off in, during the hot summer months. As we were basing ourselves in Muscat for the majority of our time it made sense to make Wadi Shab our pick for this trip. It is relatively easy to access and from the pictures I saw it’s beautiful.


Oman Road Trip from Dubai + Places to Stop

Oman is a country that is easily accessible from Dubai in two directions; to the north is Musandam and to the south east Muscat. Musandam is a brilliant weekend get away from Dubai in spring or autumn (it gets super hot in summer) and you can read all about it here. However, our Oman road trip this time was heading south east towards Muscat, Nizwa and the surrounding areas.


10 Things to do in and around Mirissa

After we left the hills of Sri Lanka we headed south to the beaches and we were so ready for a few days of the sand between our feet and views of those gorgeous palm trees that hang low over the beaches.


Things to do in Ella, Sri Lanka

Ella was our second stop in the hill country of Sri Lanka and the gorgeous yet small town did not disappoint.


Taking the Colombo to Ella Train

This was probably the thing I was most excited to do during our week in Sri Lanka. This train ride has been on my bucket list for such a long time and there is something so relaxing about travelling by train.


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