In this part of the site, Grumpy Traveller author David Whitley will review hotels he has stayed at, travel gear he has used, and anything else he damn well pleases…

Accommodation reviews

Germany: Royal Hotel, Munich

Oman: Al Nahda Resort and Spa

Clothing/ footwear reviews

Walking shoes: Craghoppers Yomp Trail Shoes

Coat: Craghoppers Haviland 3-in-1 Jacket


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Book reviews

Guidebook: Frommer’s Munich and the Bavarian Alps, 8th edition (2011) 


Disclosure: I have got many of the things reviewed here for free. When this is the case, I will always disclose it at the bottom of the review. And, as you can probably tell by reading them, I’ve not withheld criticism where it is justified just because I’ve been given something for free.

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