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bimber94 7 | 254
22 Sep 2010 #1
My experiences of Polish train travel can be charitably described as varied. Mostly uneventful, though once, some dangerous-looking character tried to get some old lady to part with her purse (so I stood between him and her and looked at him severely - he got the subtle hint). Some stations can be rather dodgy! Katowice station has a number of bums bumming around, even in the daytime (wouldn't like to be there too late at night). Warszawa Zachodnia isn't that safe it seems, but what really gets my goat is Wrocław Główny. The station itself isn't at all bad, but travelling on the 'Ślązak' train which plies between Zielona Góra and Rzeszów, someone at Wrocław gets on every single time I've been on it, asking for money, claiming they've just been mugged or lost their money/ticket/other valuables they can't survive without. It seems quite a few people leave their brains behind before entering Wrocław station, and are careless with their property.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
22 Sep 2010 #2
You haven't seen the amount of homeless people that are sleeping around the station at the minute - it's a complete disaster. Why Wrocław hasn't done something about the homeless problem there is a mystery to me - there's no homeless people in/around Poznań Głowny!

Anyway, train experiences in Poland for me are very meritocratic. Travel solely by EIC and you'll have a nice time, travel by TLK or IR at busy holiday times and you'll have a nightmare. The old saying "you get what you pay for" usually rings true in Polish trains.
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
22 Sep 2010 #3
someone at Wrocław gets on every single time I've been on it, asking for money,

Don't you realise this is a scam? If I got a penny for each of the times I'd been accosted in London with similar hard luck stories, I would be really rich by now! ;-)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
22 Sep 2010 #4
Wroclaw station is under repair at the moment. it's all for Euro 2012.
this means the situation with cons, scams and bums is a little different.

for those using the station at the moment..... the ticket office is at the back of the station (facing the bus station)
THE HITMAN - | 236
22 Sep 2010 #5
They should hand out free soap and deodrant to Polish commuters, the stench of BO when you enter a train or bus is unbearable.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
22 Sep 2010 #6
No problems on EIC trains.

Bear in mind that if you enter a train that has already been going for 6-7 hours with no air conditioning, of course it's going to smell.
Wroclaw Boy
23 Sep 2010 #7
but what really gets my goat is Wrocław Główny

ahh the old scumbag central.
OP bimber94 7 | 254
5 Oct 2010 #8
Commuting three times a week to Kraków and back by minibus, we passengers have to endure (or at least I do), loud 'music' blasting away, as though it was some kind of disco. The worst for me is that white coon, Eminem, who uses monosyllabic filler grunts needlessly, such as the f word. Well, I guess it keeps the driver awake. Speaking of bus drivers, it's out of order there's a smoking ban on minibuses on the one hand, but drivers seem to be a special case from the amount they smoke.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
5 Oct 2010 #9
white coon

Just...why?

I don't see why people should have to endure this on the forum.
convex 20 | 3,978
5 Oct 2010 #10
Commuting three times a week to Kraków and back by minibus.

Drive yourself, there, solved that problem for you. Then you don't have to listen to sh*tty n*gger music, spic music, polak music, kike music, island monkey music, slope music, or raghead music. You can listen to your own sh*tty music in your own car, smoke free at that.
OP bimber94 7 | 254
7 Oct 2010 #11
I'm not accustomed to driving on the wrong side of the road. So I must endure what you call 'sh*tty n*gger music, spic music, polak music, kike music, island monkey music, slope music, or raghead music'. I see you like that Eminem jerk.
scottie1113 7 | 898
7 Oct 2010 #12
bimber94

In Poland we drive on the right side of the road, but I'm not going to open this can of worms again.

Do you realize how offensive your description of Eminem was? And no, I don't like his "music".
OP bimber94 7 | 254
7 Oct 2010 #13
No, but I'm glad to hear it! I'm sure he can manage. I bet he hears worse descriptions of himself every f*g day of his life.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444
7 Oct 2010 #14
I'm not accustomed to driving on the wrong side of the road.

ha, ha......one of the best lines today. Most of the world rides on the wrong side then lol
FrannySunny - | 1
8 Oct 2010 #15
hahahaha, yes he is right! All Poland should do what foreigners need and want to do! We can even change side of driving for you! <3

hahah lovely ;)
convex 20 | 3,978
8 Oct 2010 #16
I'm not accustomed to driving on the wrong side of the road.

It's not exactly rocket science, not that steep of a learning curve... Don't turn left into a roundabout, shift with your right hand, overtake on the left... Other than that, driving is the same...

Do you realize how offensive your description of Eminem was? And no, I don't like his "music".

likewise.


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