- brassy: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
- relatively low in price or charging low prices; "it would have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive family restaurants"
- (of prices or other charges) Low
- bum: of very poor quality; flimsy
- (of an item for sale) Low in price; worth more than its cost
- Charging low prices
very cheap train tickets - Grim Fandango
Grim Fandango (Jewel Case)
Meet Manny Calavera, travel agent at the Department of Death. He sells luxury packages to souls on their four year journey to eternal rest. But there's trouble in paradise. Help Manny untangle himself from a conspiracy that threatens his very salvation.
Join Manny, the undead travel agent, and uncover a conspiracy to keep new additions to the underworld from buying a safe passage through purgatory. Grim Fandango combines a unique story line and complicated puzzles to create an adventure different from any you have experienced before. Follow Manny through four years of mystery on his quest for true love and eternal salvation.
The game opens to find Manny in search of the perfect client, one with the means to place them both on the fast track out of purgatory and into eternal paradise. Enter Mercedes Colomar, the client who has it all--beauty, brains, and enough money to buy them each tickets on the exclusive No. 9 train. Following the film-noir formula, Mercedes promptly vanishes, leaving Manny to solve the mystery behind her disappearance and her connection with the Department of Death.
With fantastic graphics--stylishly rendered in the film-noir style--and art from the Mayan, Aztec, and Mexican traditions, Grim Fandango is imaginative and appealing. The challenging puzzles call for attentive play and serious exploration of the Land of the Dead--not an unappealing job when surrounded by such beautiful animation. Include the original story line and humorous characters and you won't want to stop playing--we didn't!
A trip into Mexico's Day of the Dead, where you experience a film noir epic adventure.
3> Monday morning in Zagreb
3> Monday morning 30th of April 2007 Train to zagreb
Because it became much earlier light than in the Netherlands, I woke up already at 6 o'clock. That was quite handy, because we had to leave early to catch the train. After Eva wake up as well from a deep sleep we left very quickly, took the trolley bus and bought some bread and juice at the station for our breakfast. It was just a short train and almost all places were occupied. Most of the travellers were Hungarians on their way to the Balaton lake. From out of the train we had a beautiful view on the lake and the luxuriously holiday houses. The train became more and more empty. Only after crossing the border some travellers came in. After arriving in Zagreb we bought train tickets to Split and put our backpacks in a locker. We still had an hour and a half to explore Zagreb. The city was breath taking compared to most of the busy European cities. Just in front of the station a wide park could be found, surrounded by Art Nouveau houses. The complete centre is car-free, trams come and go and everywhere are people walking and relaxing. Eva recognized that the people are more open and more lively than in Hungary. People look more straight into your eyes, just like in the Netherlands. After passing a large square the streets run up the hill. In the right upper city an impressive cathedral is standing. The left upper city is dominated by a lively open-air market where farmers display their vegetables on long tables. Behind this there can be found a lot of small streets with everywhere terraces. The only weird thing: apparently all bar owners have bought their modern grey chairs at the same supplier. The complete city has been submerged with them as if they are for cheap sale at Ikea.
The Narita Express
There are many train systems in and around Tokyo, all very easy to navigate.
The main ones are: JR East (Japan Rail East), which is about the equivalent of Metro-North / Amtrak / NJTransit trains, but much much much saner. Within Tokyo, you also have Tokyo Metro, which is like the NYC Subway. The two systems connect together easily at many stations.
The train in this picture is the Narita Express (express train to the airport), which connects to the system at JR stations and is a convenient and cheapest way to get to and from the airport. The train is really clean and a nice Japanese lady will walk down the aisle with a cart offering beverages and snacks. You buy a ticket for this train as it's assigned seating, but there is a train every 10-20 minutes, so it's not stressful at all.