My daily trip to work involves a 1km walk to the train station, a 25 minute train trip and then a 10-15 minute bus trip. If it all goes well and I don’t have to wait too long between the train and the bus, I get to work about an hour after I walk out of my front door. That’s a pretty standard Sydney commute although lots of people travel much longer each way. I love using public transport, I could drive to work but the traffic makes me cranky and takes around the same amount of time. I like that I can buy a coffee on my way to the train in the morning and also that I have a bit of a walk at the very end of the day – it helps clear my head and in winter, makes me appreciate my warm house when I get home!
I read or play games on my phone and sometimes listen to podcasts like Kate, but mostly I listen to audio books. I can’t read a book on the bus as I get motion sickness and I can’t read a book while walking down the street so I find audio books are a way to get a really good chunk of ‘reading’ done from the minute I walk out of the door.
However, I also like the chance to look around and see the seasons changing in the gardens I walk past and my phone is always full of snapshots like these.