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Commuting.Just the word is enough to inspire shudders among workers everywhere. Hundreds of people that are, for the most part, heading to places they do not want to be, is not typically a pleasant experience.
Across the USA, the average travel time from home to work is almost 26 minutes. And for many people, that is on the short side. People who take public transport average a whopping 48 minutes to get to work each morning.
But we have it easy. Other corners of the world need to dodge moving trains, avalanches, rising fuel costs, and sub-par infrastructure in order to make it to work on time.
Some people in Mexico City even have a round trip commute of four hours.
While the methods of commuting may vary around the world, one common thread is that everyone has to find the best way to get to their destination.
So how do people deal with the obstacles?
A massive snowstorm and avalanche shut down Afghanistan's Salang Tunnel. Even though it was closed to vehicular traffic, many commuters ended up walking through to their destination
Commuters in Jakarta, Indonesia have taken to riding on top of the overcrowded trains. Government efforts to stop the practice have so far gone unheeded
Increases in gas prices led commuters in Islamabad, Pakistan to protest by blocking the expressways to all traffic
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