I live in Berlin (SE) and I work in Berlin (SW). However, going to work takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r …
“f-o-r-e-v-e-r” means: a 5 min. walk + subway for 16 stops + 13 stops with the commuter train + another 15 min. walk = 1h 26min.
That’s one way.
Going home is another 1h 26min (unless a train is cancelled – in this case it might take longer).
At first, I would dread the journey but then I came to terms with it for three reasons:
(1) it is considerably less expensive than taking the car, better for the environment, and (usually) stress free
(2) I get to knit quite a bit (or to crochet)
(3) when I get off the train after 1h 26min., I am still in Berlin (I mentioned that before, I know). And this is what I see:
How long does it take you to go to work and what’s it like?