Congested roads are the burden of Mega cities all over the world.

In Lagos Nigeria, a road free of traffic is considered a blessing.

But Lagos is indeed not alone.

Benjamin David, a man who lives in Munich got fed-up with the grind of taking a bus or bike to work every day on congested streets in Munich, and decided to swim.

David now packs his laptop and clothes into a waterproof bag which he puts on his back, dons his wet-suit and slides into the River Isar for his journey.

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"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 center 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.

Would you rather swim than stay face the Lagos traffic?