I also just got back from 2 weeks in Sopot and had a wonderful time.
- You have to pay to use the toilet
I never had to pay to use any toilet, nor did I see anyplace that actually charged for the use of the toilet.
- Meals are structured differently than the US
I don't have a "normal" schedule or rule for meals, so I can't comment except to say I did eat a lot of bread while I was there.....bread and cheese and sprinkles of "Slap Ya Momma".....mmmmm.
- Polish people are CRAZY drivers especially the young ones
Don't know if they were young or old, but I will say I have never quite seen such creativity with driving.....it's as if there are no rules of the road and people do whatever they like.....you are correct; it's definitely CRAZY!!!!
- It gets chilly (21 degrees C) at the beach (Baltic) especially towards the afternoon during summer season
True, although I get cold easily anyway.....I did think it would be a lot warmer than what it was, but I actually found the weather to be perfect.....while I was in Poland, the temps at home were over 90 degrees F (what's that? Mid 30s Celcius?) daily with lots of humidity (one of the few things I dislike about my home in the summer).
Not all Internet cafes are safe. I got a virus in my USB drive when I visited one of the cafes.
I did log onto skype at the Net Cave off Monte Casino and could've sworn I logged out, yet somehow I was still logged on later that evening......
It is tricky to find a power transfomer
Brought the right adaptor with me, but could've used the transformer, as I blew up a curling iron my first day there....fortunately my US hairdryer was made to handle European voltage.