Tired of traffic jams, this man swims to his workplace everyday

Tired of driving in the daily traffic snarls, a German man now opted to swimming to reach his workplace and swims daily for about 2 km. He swims along the Isar river in Munich, Germany.

The burly beer garden worker now packs his laptop and clothes into a waterproof bag which he puts on his back, wears his wetsuit and jumps into the River Isar for his journey. "It is beautifully refreshing and also the fastest way," Benjamin David told Reuters Television.

I used to go by bike or bus or car or on foot and you need much longer. Today the current was quite strong and I only needed about 12 minutes," he said. However, in winter the river, which flows near the centre of the Bavarian capital, can get chilly, at temperatures of about 4 degrees. "I mostly do this in summer. I am a bit of a wimp, but you can also do it in winter, then I've got a longer wet suit," he said.