Trains, Cars, Rails. How do you travel? The Daily Commute

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So this morning was funny. Four metrocard machines, and ALL broken. When I say broken, I mean they all were only accepting cash not cards. I used to never carry cash but then someone once told me its always good to carry some cash here & there to be safe. So now, I usually do. This morning I needed to fill my metrocard, luckily I had a $10 on me. As a busy New Yorker these things frustrate us. In fact, the MTA has really been on my nerves the last few months! Within the past say 2 months, my metrocard has gotten “ruined” some how and unusable. What’s annoying was the first time this happened, I filled it the day before with about $30. The seconds time it had about $15. That’s a lot considering it’s wasted in metrocard la la land!!! They say you can “mail in’ your card and get refunded. Ain’t nobody got time for that!!! Plus someone told me they did that once and never heard back! UGGGHHHHHH.

Anyways, it just reminded me about how growing up in Michigan everyone drove. Most places within this country people drive. America is mostly suburban if you think about it. Some cities are better at buses. I went to college in Minneapolis which was a very bus friendly city. I bus’d it so much that ever since I’ve lived in NYC I swore to God I would never take a bus again LOL.

Its interesting how someone’s daily commute which is so normal to them is odd to others. Like if I got my dream job in Bollywood (lol but for real yo!) and had to move to Mumbai and take a rickshaw to my daily office job as I waited for my big break…I couldn’t imagine traveling on a rickshaw as my daily commute but people do it! I remember before I moved to NY I thought the subway was “fun” …LOLLLL. I actually know people in NY who cab it everywhere they go. Strange to me but it works for them. There are also water taxis to Jersey and Staten Island.

Personally, my favorite mode of transport is walking. I walk a lot and as much as I can. I don’t live far from work so almost always I walk home. Keeps me fit and to me, it’s the easiest, quickest and most therapeutic. Trust me, I’ve been called crazy but I brush it off, because I know at least I’m keeping myself healthy while the people who think its strange are the ones who don’t understand why they can’t lose weight or maintain it and feel gross all the time.

https://urbanful.org/2015/03/02/12-unconventional-ways-commuting-around-world/

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About kbahri114

Hi! I'm an outgoing, bubbly New Yorker of Indian origin. I grew up in a Punjabi home and was raised with Hindu traditions in America. I am extremely in touch with my Indian roots and am thankful to have had been taught about my culture while growing up, which is why I have a great appreciation towards my culture and like to share it with others as well as learn about different cultures. At one point in my life I came to the realization about how we have been blessed with the gift of life on the planet earth. When I'm 90 years old lying on my death bed looking back at my life, I want to make sure I took full advantage of my life and explored this amazing world we live in! I knew traveling was something I had to start doing. I'm not the type to live in a bubble my entire life. I've always been intrigued by the world and different cultures. I have always wanted to explore and see as much of the world as I can! Life is all about experiences, meeting people, learning new ways and concepts and taking risks. I'm also very fond of photography, fashion, shopping, having fun, being loud, laughing and cracking crazy jokes, music and dance (I used to dance traditional for festivals back during the school days). This blog is meant to be fun & entertaining but it also provides my personal experiences and what you might expect to discover while traveling. It also will include random thoughts and stories since a kaleidoscope is meant to be a colorfully shaken mix of happiness! I hope you find my blog interesting, fun, funny & informative, but most of all entertaining!!

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