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Frenchie Friday - April 26, 2024

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Frenchie Friday - April 26, 2024

On Sunday, we did an amazing 8-hour walking tour of Porto. It was jam-packed with info, but also in French so my brain was very tired after all the fun! This is our third time in Porto but the first time visiting some of the more touristy sites like Lello Library, Cafe Majestic, and many more sites. One spot I really apprecitated that I don't think is on a lot of people's list is the Stock Exchange building which is just gorgeous. I highly recommend it if you get an opportunity.

Yesterday, was the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, an event that ended nearly five decades of dictatorship in a flourish of peace, not violence, with soldiers wielding carnations instead of weapons. There were celebrations all over the country.

It's strike season in France. They actually started a week early, probably the only thing the French are early for...yesterday the air traffic controllers started, and while it only lasted a day it is still causing havoc. May 1 is traditionally a big day for that. We are traveling Friday from Portugal to Paris, so fingers crossed!

On the bright side, Le Tour D’Argent summer rooftop is OPEN!

Speaking of rooftops, the iconic windmill on top of the Moulin Rouge collapsed this week, no injuries, but so sad!

I was not a fan of Barbie, but am a fan of Ryan Gosling and got a giggle out of this SNL clip from his recent hosting gig.

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Pour Le Weekend...

We are supposed to get rain, boo. If it doesn't happen we are heading to Aveiro by train and then going to the Serralves Foundation to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art including the Serralves House, a beautiful Art Deco building from the 1930s. Every where you turn in Porto you can spot beautiful Art Deco architecture and influence, it's wonderful.

How about you?

Bon Weekend!

Andi Fisher

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I am a content creator, storyteller, and marketer. Oh, and a Francophile which means I love all things French! I write about travel, food, and France, including aspiring to follow a French lifestyle. If Paris is your jam, I am here for you with all the deets. But I also do a lot of outdoor adventures looking for places that are off the beaten path in the U.S. as well.

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