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During our week in Barcelona, we did a day trip to the Montserrat monastery. I was very excited for that day since I love being outdoors and seeing beautiful sights and places. As you can see, I was not disappointed! This day was for sure another highlight of our trip.

However, the night before, Marc-André and I broke up. To be honest, I did not expect for this to happen during our trip so it was a little bit of a shock. I guess a Europe trip is a good way to test your relationship! Even though we both knew it was for the best, I was not feeling 100% that morning. However, to my surprise, Montserrat is exactly what I needed to cheer me up. The second we got there I felt better and I just wanted to enjoy myself and have fun. In the end, I have such a good memory of this day since it helped me get through that first post-breakup day. The beauty of the mountain reminded me how beautiful the world is – it helped me focus on something amazing instead of my feelings.

When I told my friends about the breakup, they all felt bad for me since we still had two weeks to go just the two of us. However, instead of being something bad, it actually turned out to be a good thing. During those two weeks, we were able to get closure, talk about everything and learn how to be friends. By the time the trip was over, we were both over each other! In the end, I’m so happy we did this trip together. He was a great travelling buddy and we had a blast!

About Montserrat, I strongly recommend you go if you’re ever in Spain. Make sure to take the cable car up the mountain to do some hiking as there are tons of trails up there and the sights are breathtaking! There is also a boys’ choir that sings everyday in the church and it is truly a special experience.

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