Life in Spain

Living in Andalucia since 2004, daily challenges, vehicle issues, health and all the best bits of life in rural Granada.

Is the Spanish Health Service Good in Rural Spain?
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Is the Spanish Health Service Good in Rural Spain?

Is the Spanish health service good in rural Spain? I explain what my exact experience has been after returning home from hospital. The Spanish health service may be ranked as one of the best but unfortunately this has not been…

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Autumn Overlanding in Rural Spain [and hunting season]
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Autumn Overlanding in Rural Spain [and hunting season]

Autumn overlanding in rural Spain can be a bit hit and miss when it comes to driving through the mountains and woodland, here's why: Hunting, there are various hunting seasons in Spain, in Autumn/Winter it usually runs from early October…

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How To Use a Spanish Roundabout – Does Anyone Actually Know?
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How To Use a Spanish Roundabout – Does Anyone Actually Know?

How To Use a Spanish Roundabout How to use a Spanish roundabout, Okay, I confess, this one had me for a while and there still seems to be a huge amount of confusion on how to use roundabouts in Spain.…

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Natural Fatwood – A Fire Starter Designed by Nature
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Natural Fatwood – A Fire Starter Designed by Nature

Natural Fatwood is a product that results from damage to a tree, the resin or pitch hardens and seals off the damaged area preventing further damage and moisture ingress. Collecting wood ready for the winter sees us out and about…

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Going to the Dentist in Spain – What to Expect + Price Examples
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Going to the Dentist in Spain – What to Expect + Price Examples

Going to the Dentist in Spain - What to Expect + tooth extractions and a deep clean experience... Going to the dentist in Spain can be a unique experience, essentially there is no 'free' dental care in Spain so you…

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Easy Overland Breakfast – Overnight Oats
Easy Overland Breakfast

Easy Overland Breakfast – Overnight Oats

Easy overland breakfast of overnight oats, the most versatile breakfast you can prepare in advance both during and before your overland trip. We were never really into healthy overland breakfasts, you know, the bowl of oats or muesli covered in…

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Buying Spanish Wood for Winter Fuel – Prepping for Winter
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Buying Spanish Wood for Winter Fuel – Prepping for Winter

Buying Spanish wood for winter fuel, prepping for an uncertain winter in the EU 2022/23, it's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. This will be winter number eighteen for us…

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Are Spanish Petrol Stations Self Service?
Are Spanish Petrol Stations Self Service?

Are Spanish Petrol Stations Self Service?

Are Spanish Petrol Stations Self Service? The answer to this question is.... 'It depends!' In rural areas the majority of petrol stations are served by an attendant who will fill up your vehicle. In more urban areas and motorway service…

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Countryside Driving Restrictions in Spain
Countryside Driving Restrictions in Spain

Countryside Driving Restrictions in Spain

Driving in wooded areas in rural Spain is prohibited during the summer months from June 1 - Oct 15 there is a total ban on the circulation of motor vehicles during this period with some exceptions. Why Countryside Driving Restrictions…

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Is Fly Tipping a Problem in Rural Spain?
Is Fly Tipping a Problem in Rural Spain?

Is Fly Tipping a Problem in Rural Spain?

Fly tipping is a problem in rural Spain especially in woodland areas where rubble and building materials are often offloaded even though there may be a facility to accept such materials nearby. Living in rural Spain is something we are…

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Normalcy Bias – Why People Don’t Prepare
Normalcy Bias in a Volatile World

Normalcy Bias – Why People Don’t Prepare

Normalcy Bias - Why People Don't Prepare Around 70% of people will display normalcy bias either before or during a disaster or catastrophic event. That is bad news so what exactly is it? Normalcy bias is when a person or…

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Winter Firewood Collection in Andalucia [Prepping]
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Winter Firewood Collection in Andalucia [Prepping]

Firewood Collection in Andalucia Winter in rural Spain can be an interesting time, most years you would get a dusting of snow and perhaps a few inches which would fall overnight making the kids gloriously happy the next morning. Some…

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