I met Miroslav almost the instant I stepped off the plane at Gdansk Lech Walesa airport. I was looking up at the timetable for the tram when the retired journalist offered to help. ‘You are from England?’ he asked. ‘Where are you going?’
‘I’m heading into Gdansk. Is this the right tram?’ I replied.
‘Come with me. I have a special permit for the bus. No pay.’ Miroslav added invitingly.