Meet the man who swims to work every day with his lap­top, suit and phone

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A man fed up with the com­mute has found a new way to get to work, car­ry­ing his com­puter and clothes in a wa­ter­proof bag. Ben­jamin David, 40, is a fa­mil­iar sight swim­ming 2km down the Isar River in Mu­nich every morn­ing, drag­ging his orange bag be­hind him( above). He man­ages to to­tally avoid be­ing mashed up against bus or train pas­sen­gers, stuck in traf­fic or cy­cling in lorry fumes. Depend­ing on the sea­son, he wears swim­ming trunks or a long wet­suit – as well as rub­ber san­dals to pro­tect his feet from glass or the oc­ca­sional bi­cy­cle lay­ing in the river. His com­mute some­times in­vites laughs from by­standers on the bridges above, but he says it’s faster and more re­lax­ing than sit­ting in traf­fic. Are you a bit tempted? Face­book/Ben­jamin David

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