Then, the guy decided to tell me the worst thing he possibly could "Miss, this is the cheapest way. You won't find cheaper than this!"
Well, Sir, challenge accepted! I looked at him with an angry face and told him as I turned my back and left "Oh, I can find cheaper!"
I remembered a Portuguese girl I had met in Bratislava was studying there, so I sent her a message asking to stay with her, she said yes, and that was it!
Well, I almost got in a very big mess for two simple mistakes: assuming the bus from Vienna would leave me at the main bus station of Bratislava, and not printing my ticket. Lucky for me I was an hour early so that was enough to get a thirty minutes bus (lost the first bus because I didn't know I had to buy the ticket on the machines and the driver closed the door on my face and left!) and arrive just on time for my bus to Warsaw.
By the time I found the bus, which was ready to departure, I had no printed ticket, so hopping on the bus the driver said I couldn't go on the bus and was very rude to me (and that was the only bus of the day). I started freaking out, explaining I had payed and I yelled at the man saying something like: "I payed... I'm getting on this bus!!!"
Eventually, annoyed with me yelling and refusing to get off the bus, they made a call and confirmed I had the reservation and let me in.
I'm not a person to yell or get that mad what so ever, but during my trip I notice I had to turn into this all new person that would do whatever it took to get me where I needed without dying. So yes, I yelled, a lot, when I had to, and I guess it worked!
So I made it to Warsaw, saving up to thirty euros just by following my gut not to buy that expensive train ticket. And my first impression of Poland? COLD! Oh my God, cold, cold, cold! I stepped out of the bus and believe I would freeze in that country.