Your Mode of Transportation To Work and Holiday........???

@nupats (3564)
India
August 25, 2008 12:40am CST
well my husband used to take his car to work but with the rise in petrol cost he has shifted to his bike and sometimes he does car pool that is much cost effective...we mostly use the bike and when we travel to another city on vacation or holiday we normally use the railways as the air tickets are very expensive and not really affordable unless an emergency it almost costs our full months salary to travel by air for the family...how do you travel to your workplace? and how do you travel on vacations or holidays? can you afford air travel?
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@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
25 Aug 08
Hi Neetu i use my car to come to my office, sure its getting exopensive but its 50 km from my place, but the advanatage i have is that we are two brothers who work in near by office And to go to other city we use our car, though its expensive but its fun as u can stop anywhere u want and u r at liberty By Air, its really very expensive, cant afford, but luckily all my relatives are in city i or max by 300-400 km, so car is Ok Take care
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@nupats (3564)
• India
26 Aug 08
hi zass here petrol is really steep..so after this recent rise my hubby has shifted to bike and it is about 6 kms from our house..air travel is actually very expensive my parents and in laws are in different cities so we have to travel two days by train to reach there and it is so painful 48 hours of train journey...thank you for writing in have a nice day
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
26 Aug 08
Well, its more expensive here Rs 87/ litre Its crazy and travelling 48 hours in Train, ahh really difficult neetu Wish u all tyhe best
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@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
26 Aug 08
lake saif ul malook, naran, Pakistan - lake safe ul maklook
10,000 feet above sea level
surrounded by peak
Well, its more expensive here Rs 87/ litre Its crazy and travelling 48 hours in Train, ahh really difficult neetu Wish u all tyhe best
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@vipulchawla (2220)
• India
26 Aug 08
It has been only one month since i bought a bike. Earlier i used to travel to my work place either by a shared auto or would company my friend on his bike. but it would only be rare when we would both leave at the same time from home or office. I have been thinking of buying a bike since a long time but then i had a trip home so thought of taking it after i come back. Now, i travel via my bike to work to and fro between office and home. Planning about my holidays, well we friends have been planning to make a road trip to some nice place nearby but haven't really executed the plan anytime. Rest, if i plan to go to a far off place, i normally travel by train. I have been on a plane only one and that too after i came into job. I dont think i can afford plane tickets too since it takes away half my salary if i plan to visit home by a plane. Moreover, There is no airport at my hometown, so there is no point travelling by a plane. Even if i would go on holidays, then already it would be causing me so much money, whats the point spending more on travel.
@nupats (3564)
• India
28 Aug 08
hi dear congrats on your new bike and so now you can give the needy girls lift as wellyes and flight tickets are indeed very expensive...thank you for sharing your views dear and have a nice day
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• India
28 Aug 08
Needy girls!! I dont think if there are any. Girls are too clever in this respect. They would always find a boyfriend who has a bike himself. So poor me!! Anyway, i didnt buy a bike for that reason, but just wish some damn beauty take up my back seat someday.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
25 Aug 08
I use the local trains to travel to work everyday. And for vacations too I would prefer travelling by train whereever I go. I dont think I would be able to afford air travel.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
26 Aug 08
hi dear yes in Mumbai the local trains are great support and quick..air travel is actually unaffordable and only for dire conditions..thank you for sharing your views..have a nice day
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
26 Aug 08
Thanks and best wishes.
@maximax8 (27049)
29 Aug 08
In my home country to use trains and buses to travel about. Travel is my top hobby so I will not stop flying even though the airline's fuel surcharge is a lot of money. I will try to visit countries where I get value for money once I get there. There are cheap flights with budget airlines to Europe and some charter airlines that do cheap long haul flights. Last minute holidays are sold with a heavy discount so these are a possibility. I have a 15 month old toddler son and whilst he is below the age of 2 he flies cheaply. The train is my favorite way to travel and it is expensive to do in my home country, flying is pricey and traveling by bus is cheap. I used to do much cycling and would like to get a child seat for my bike.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
4 Sep 08
that's great dear i also love traveling and exploring new places..have a nice day dear
@gegegelay (934)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
I commute on my way to work, but there's a shuttle service just 3mins. away from my home so it's easier to commute. It's a bit expensive compared to taking the bus but atleast it's much faster and you get sure seats. I've only experienced riding on an airplane last 2005 when I, my sister and my mom went on a vacation to Singapore, Malaysia and Batam Island in Indonesia. But everytime we go home to our province, we have our own private SUV.
@nupats (3564)
• India
26 Aug 08
hi dear i agree with you a little higher cost for comfort is good..and i hope we get our SUV soon by this year end or earlier..thank you for writing in have a nice day
@strossuss (125)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
as much as I wanted to switch from an automobile to a bike, roads here in the Philippines is not bicycle-safe, well our roads here aren't that smooth, the public utility vehicles are umm... undisciplined, and other factors that makes bicycle and motorcycles appear on the front page of your local newspaper. as for vacations, well my option is still the automobile and or airplane depending on the destination, public transportation here is so slow, they always tends to not make you on time.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
26 Aug 08
hi dear i can understand it must be tough for you managing the inflation and also not having too much choices to change and of course comfort is first..thank you for sharing your views
@dragon54u (31187)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I have a car but don't use it much. It's a Toyota that gets about 30 miles per gallon, 40mpg if I travel on the freeway that has no traffic lights and I can maintain a steady speed. Unfortunately, I don't have a regular job but if I did this is a small town and it wouldn't take much to drive to work. We also have buses but the bus stop is too far for me to walk with my arthritis. Flying is not an option anymore for many people. Last year it cost me $300 each to have my sons fly here for Christmas. This year it's more than double! I will have to do a lot of writing and myLotting to help with that expense! They're both in college so don't have any money. This situation is really getting ridiculous.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
26 Aug 08
hi dear sad to know about your arthritis ..my mom also has that problem so i know how tough it must be...and yes flying is actually out of reach now and way too costly..have a nice day
@sagittar (107)
• Malta
25 Aug 08
TO work I have a van offered by the company to go to work, but on the van I have to work too. On vacation I go with my personal car.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
26 Aug 08
thats good a company vehicle..thank you for sharing your views have a nice day
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
25 Aug 08
We always travel by car, well SUV lol. The company my husband works for pays for all of our gas or petrol if you will. We haven't flown since last year when we went on our honeymoon, and our tickets were a gift from the best man of our wedding, so we don't even know what airline prices are. If I'm not mistaken your fuel is much more expensive than ours are.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
26 Aug 08
hi dear yes fuel rate is pretty steep as per our economy..your best man was indeed very sweet it was a grt gift..thank you for writing in have a nice day
@karjyo (830)
• India
25 Aug 08
Same here, me and my husband too use a two wheeler to go to our workplaces. For vacations we generally prefer travelling by train as it is comparitively cheaper. But some times when there are time constraints then we travel by air too. Personally i like to travel by tain as there we have nothing to do and we get lots of time to chat with each other.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
26 Aug 08
hi dear we seem in a similar state..take care have fun on your vacation and good to see you back you got your internet connection..thank you for writing in..have a nice day
@Rintis (646)
• India
25 Aug 08
We have also shifted from car to bike these days because of the rise in fuel prices. Air travel is becoming almost impossible for the common man hence I find bus travel or train travel more affordable for vacations.
@nupats (3564)
• India
26 Aug 08
hi dear we seem in a similar state..take care ..thank you for writing in..have a nice day