Sleep, Swim, Work, Repeat? Wait… What?
When the difference between your home and office is quite much, you know that if you will take a cab or vehicle, you will meet the traffic. So, what would you do? How will you plan the trip? Leave from home early? The reason I am being so curious about this topic is that today I have a bunch of stories about people who are using exceptional ways to commute to their office every day.
Some swim to workplace every day, some row in rivers to avoid traffic on road, some take flights every day and some just walk. And by walking, I mean they cover 42-mile trip every day. The fact is commuting can only be fun if you have a unique to do it.
So, read these interesting ways people are using to commute every day. And if you have some creative suggestions, please let us know in the comments section.
Paragliding from home to work every day (whenever the weather allows)? Paul flies 10-miles to reach his office. The 51-year-old royal navy foreman uses £8,000 motor only when the wind is below 12mph. Can you even guess what kind of beautiful scenery Paul catches every morning?
He has got the licence from Civil Aviation Authority that allows him do low-level photography with the help of drones for his company Eye in the Sky Photography.
Benjamin lives in Munich, Germany. To avoid the morning traffic, he swims 2 km to work along the Isar River. He keeps his laptops, suit and shoes into a specially designed waterproof bag.
Imagine, first you need the energy to swim 2 km and reach the office, then you must gather more energy to stay active the whole day at work. I guess that's why Benjamin orders a cappuccino as soon as he reaches his destination.
Meet Curt Von Badinski, a mechanical engineer and co-founder of a San Francisco-based tech company, who travels 6 hours daily from home to office and then to home again. What's interesting is that he takes 2 cars and one plane, and all this to get to work.
First, he leaves at 5 to take a 15-minute drive to Bob Hope Burbank airport and then takes a 90-minute flight to Oakland. He reaches his office at 8:30 and leaves by 17:00. Then again, he takes a flight and reaches home.
Elizabeth is the only lady on the list but she definitely deserves the first place. This lady crosses five rivers and walks for several hours to reach her students. She often gets discouraged by the path she has to cross, but watching the students give her the strength to do this every day.
She is the only teacher for the kids of Sitio Barogante, Occidental Mindoro as the place is so remote. She believes her long trip is all worth it.
Benjamin Kieffer who believe subways are cramped, taxis are expensive, and walking is boring and so this 33-year-old man rides unicycle to reach his office. He started riding the unicycle in 1990 when he sighed up for circus school. He takes it every day in the midtown Manhattan.
Gabriel, age 71, works as the Head of Cataloging at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The time he realized that the road he uses to reach his library runs along the Anacostia river, he decided to use the river way rather than a road trip.
He got this 15 years ago and from that moment, he is rowing in his shell to his workplace. This trip takes 90 minutes of his day and the exercise keeps him in good shape.
Abdul Mallik from India crosses neck-high water with a tyre tube around his waist, shoes and tiffin box in a bag held high safe from the muddy river. His destination is a primary school in the Malappuram district of Kerala, India where he has been employed from past 20 years.
"If I go by bus, it takes me three hours to cover the 12-kilometre distance, but swimming through the river is easier, faster and I reach school on time," says Abdul Mallik.
Joel Paredes is not like those people who take their snow boards and head to the slopes. He uses the year's snowfall to commute from home to work. He attaches a camera to the board that records his journey which he posts later on social media. His video has been viewed more than 60,000 times on Facebook and 14,000 times on YouTube.
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