/ Polish Cop Took My Car Registration :S
My driving license says EU on it, so why isn't it accepted.... ah.... I know, its a case of "We are in the EU" when grants are being offered and "This is not acceptable in Poland" when it suits them... now i see... the same thing about registering foreign cars - i guess its not profitable enough for corrupt Police.
My Polish friend was trying to buy cigarettes in our local Co-op and her Polish driving license was refused, as well as her Polish ID, which is by the way a valid travel document. Come on, it's not that everything in Poland is soo bad and everything in the UK is sooo wonderful! Things like that happen - in every country.
And to Chris - if I try speaking Polish to someone in the UK, there is no chance in hell they will understand me. So why do you expect people here to speak English to you? "They don't even speak English" - well yes, it's all so easy to say, but well the hell people my parents' age were supposed to learn? They had Russian in school, you know, not English! We are in Poland and we speak Polish here!
And by the way, try going to France, Italy or Spain and speaking English there. Good luck! (A guy in Notre Dame de Paris didn't know what "two tickets" mean).
And it's certainly really rude to call someone's country "uncivilised".
I am happy to provide my ID to any police that ask for it, because I know I'm not a criminal - but I will not carry my passport because if someone pickpockets me or something then i am literally f**ked... I wouldnt be able to get back home to get a new one and its too much pi**ing around to go all the way to Warsaw.
Why don't you carry a photocopy of your passport?
I live in Poland, I chose to live in Poland and I like living in Poland - BUT there are still things that need to be improved and all the educated Polish people that I have spoken to admit that too.
Like in every single other country in the world.