The change to remote and hybrid work following the pandemic has still left quite a few all around the world kissing their previous arduous, day by day commutes goodbye.
But for some folks in other nations, commuting to and from function is a substantially additional enjoyable and lackadaisical endeavor.
A person TikToker named Alexa is likely viral for displaying viewers all around the world how she and other folks in Basel, Switzerland commute all over the town — by floating around the Rhine River.
In a online video that would make New Yorkers living close to the Hudson River gag, the TikToker explains that river dwellers in Basel have a fish-shaped dry bag known as the wickelfisch which retains all of their things.
Due to the fact the current is so strong, individuals of all ages float up and down the river with their wickelfisch’s with simplicity, the creator claims.
@alexas_adventures Replying to @Jojo siwa floating down the Rhine in Basel! Here is a bit additional of an clarification, many thanks <3 #fyp #wickelfisch #basel #rhine #switzerland ♬ original sound – marianne
One viewer asked how people are able to get to their exact destinations to and from work.
“You basically have to walk back to wherever you’re going,” she explained. “Some people use it as ‘transport’ to get from point A to point B.”
The TikToker also explained that there are multiple showers and bathrooms along the route.
“Still feel like it’s not a real thing,” one person commented in awe.
Another TikToker, Simona Rakauskait, posted an in-depth video explaining how the floating commute process works for the Swiss, something she noted was a “culture shock” when she first moved to the country.
“People do not jump in [to the river] their clothes, they put them into the bag and they just bring a towel and keep it in the dry bag,” she explained of the process. “So when they get out of the water, dripping water, they just dry themselves using the towel, put it back in their dry bag and change back into the regular clothes.”
@travelwithsimona Replying to @RachMattMoo how the Swiss float to work etc. #switzerland #switzerlandculture #swissculture #cultureshock #culturecheck #reversecultureshock #reversecultureshocks #cultureshocks #cultureshocksswitzerland #travellingswitzerland #livinginswitzerland ♬ original sound – Simona Rakauskait218
She said that some commuters put laptops and other work materials in the wickelfisches in order to make the commute as quick as possible.
“Im still tryin to wrap this round my brain,” one user joked. “Why hasn’t the world found this out before?”
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Wet hair or not, a leisurely float sure beats rush-hour traffic any day.