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A wild Gaucin chase

Off to Gaucin on Sunday in search of the first recorded mention of football in Spain. After much hunting around we were directed to the Hotel Nacional.

Hotel Nacional in GaucinHotel Nacional in Gaucin

Inside, a guestbook apparently exists with the note in it written by a certain Captain W F Adams — but the hotel was closed and looked like it wasn’t likely to be opening again in the near future.

Gaucin hotel blindGaucin hotel blind

Some doors won’t open and not all roads lead to Rome.

Andrew contemplates the view to AfricaAndrew contemplates the view to Africa

Africa, however, is beckoning…

Written by on Thursday, February 18th, 2010

2 comments on this post

  1. kathrin flanagan February 19, 2010 at 9:18 am

    very interesting blog with the personal stories. good luck on the african continent…

  2. Thanks Kathrin, please keep on following the blog and don’t be shy to leave comments/ask questions. Big hug to you and Earl and Nik.

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