*BS*In our latest Whites’ Abroad feature, die-hard fans Callum Snell and Kieran Dodd visited fellow Whites’ supporter Russ Laughton last week in Barcelona, where he has been studying.*BF*
They toured Barcelona’s two major football clubs and proudly displayed their DAFC allegiance.
*BS*Callum reports on their visit:*BF* “In amongst the clubbing, tapas and beer we managed to fit in a stadium tour of Barcelona and Espanyol’s stadiums.
“Barcelona’s Camp Nou wasn’t really as awe inspiring as I expected it to be. The only thing impressive about it was the sheer size of it. But the facilities and views there were pretty average. You paid €23 for the tour and there wasn’t anyone guiding you around.
*Lpic1*”Espanyol’s Cornellà-El Prat, by contrast, was excellent. We were given an intimate, in-depth personal tour guide from a passionate fan, who was fluent in English.
“And quite amazingly, he recognised who Dover Athletic were because he once managed Basingstoke on Football Manager!
“We had converted him into a Dovorian by the end of the day and joked we would have to arrange a friendly between the two clubs.
“They allowed us onto the pitch and gave us access to all the VIP areas, including where the president sits. I’m not normally a fan of modern stadiums but I was really impressed by their 40000 all seater, which opened in 2009.”
*BS*Whether you were on holiday or are living permanently abroad, we’d like to hear from you…*BF*
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