i got out and walked what was at least 30 minutes the rest of the way home....
I don't know what to make of that taxi driver - I'll leave it to the others who are more experienced on that to comment and help you. Don't forget, if in any danger, dial 997 for the police and if you don't speak Polish, say phonetically "Knee move ya poe pole sku" ("I don't speak Polish") and add phonetically "Movie-oh tillco poe an-gell-sku " - gell rhyming with hell, ie not gel
- (means "I speak only English"). Might not be 100% right but works for me.
(If you prefer to speak Spanish, then it's "Movie-oh tillco poe hish-panskii")
Obviously, try to find out how to get the cheaper travel card now if you're there for more than just a few days.
Any nonsense from dodgy cabbies or similar, tell them to "go away now" * ("odd-ey-guz turrazz") and if they don't, then step away and dial 997 for the boys in blue.
You can always check if your pass or ticket is valid by inserting it into the validator at any time.
Yes but it's different for you because you can probably speak Polish. All I can do to get them off my back is wave the receipt in their face. If I don't have that receipt, I would get a long confrontational situation and inconvenience.