In April of 2017, I went on a Contiki trip to Mexico by myself. Over New Years I went with just one friend to London, England. There are things that I learned and took away from both trips that I think every person should learn. These trips were amazing and life changing. I wanted to share some of the wisdom I learned traveling with a tour group.
I looked up at the sky hoping for a change but saw none. I kept walking towards town. We needed more filters. Thinking of that, I checked the levels in the gas mask I was using now; still in acceptable limits. We were reminded to check all the time, but for the most part, this whole island was safe. One of the benefits of being in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, along with that, it wasn’t as dark here as it was in the rest of the world. Everything had happened in a week or so, and I had missed it all being on holidays in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. If I hadn’t been here I would have been at home in New York, one of the first cities hit. News may have traveled fast but I still couldn’t piece together from the information that was available who shot first. New York, Beijing, Moscow, then five of the major European capitals. The only ones to survive are those that got out fast enough and knew where to go and what to bring. Humanity was all that was left, not countries and currencies. Everybody helped everyone, and everybody was put to work. Having been a maternity nurse before it happened, my nursing skills were still put to use. The effects of not having natural sunlight were devastating, including a plummeting birth rate. I was now the only pregnant person in the world that I knew. I had also delivered two babies since this started.