Thursday - September 21, 2023

The Rich History of the Mesquita of Cordoba

July 27th, 2015

By Teresa Roberts, NABBW’s Associate for Living Abroad There is something about old buildings that captures my undivided attention. I suspect that I’m not alone. People from all over the world flock to see the great architectures built by civilizations of the past. I’ve seen my share of these manmade wonders, but during my sojourn in Spain this spring, I happily added a new structure to my list of sites that make me marvel. I spent forty-eight hours in Cordoba city center where the grand Mesquita was erected many centuries ago. Needless to say, it still has the power to take your breath... Read More

An American Snowbird in Southern Spain

March 4th, 2015

By Teresa Roberts NABBW’s Associate for Living Abroad I’m in southern Spain —again. This time, I am here for two months, living in my own apartment. Last year, I came to Spain to find an apartment on the coast of Andalucía. My ultimate goal was to locate a place that could become my home-away-from-home for a number of years to come. Snowbirds in the U.S. tend to go to Florida, but this snowbird goes to southern Spain. I retired earlier than my husband and although he quit his job for two years and traveled the world with me on my pension, whenever we returned stateside for any length... Read More

Pompeii – A History Buff’s Travel Dream

January 4th, 2015

By Teresa Roberts NABBW’s Associate for Living Abroad   When I was in grade school, every student in my classroom received a copy of the Weekly Reader. Maybe the mention of that little publication triggers a memory for you, too. Most of the stories and information that I gathered from the Weekly Reader did not stay with me for a lifetime, but there was one particular issue that certainly remains fixed in my memory to this day. The story of Pompeii and its destruction by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius haunted me. I Was Captivated The photos that accompanied the printed story only... Read More