Catalan health service: a personal experience

My positive experience with the Spanish/Catalan health service!
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.

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Vins de Catalunya

The Bad Old Days!
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.

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