My positive experience with the Spanish/Catalan health service!
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In April I travelled to Spain to spend 6 months as I do every year. In Leiden, where I live in the Netherlands, I had already been diagnosed with lumbar stenosis and an operation scheduled for November. I wanted to spend the summer deciding if the operation was really necessary.
In a previous newsletter, we wrote about Spain being the healthiest country in the world according to the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index as well as having the longest average lifespan in Europe. There are a number of contributing factors but undoubtedly having a healthcare system generally considered one of the best in the world is one of the main ones.
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If the closing time of bars in this country seems a bit confusing, it’s not your fault! First of all, it depends where in this “country” you are as each autonomous region has its own laws – and the laws differ depending on the type of establishment.
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The Bad Old Days!
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Spain is the third largest producer of wine in the world (after France and Italy) but is the number one exporter worldwide. Despite its popularity today though, Spanish wines have not been traditionally held in as high regard as those produced by our French neighbours to the north, and back in the 1960s this viewpoint would have been largely justifiable. The wine industry, along with just about every other industry, suffered greatly as a result of the Spanish Civil War and WWII that immediately followed it.