Thursday, December 8, 2016

MariCAR Madness

Just waiting on my friend to get her ass out of the shower so I can go over and cook her some hokkien noodles. Haha.. Cooking asian for two of the most Aussie girls I know. Should be interesting. Lol.

So I realise I missed out on updating you guys about our Trip to Japan! So we went for maybe 10 days, plus 2 days of flights to get there and back- it was a pretty impulse decision that the five of us made, because there was an epic 2 for 1 deal, where the return trip was free. How crazy is that!? Little did we realise Japan is now such a 1st world country, pricing is pretty up there for most things.
Food, accommodation, transport, clothing.. pretty much everything was about equal to or more expensive than that of Australia. So we all ended up spending alot more than we intended.. even I did, and I literally did not buy much. Most of the money spent of accommodation, trains, buses, food and souvenirs for family and friends.
Definitely worth going though, alot of culture and so many cool things to do, see and experience.
10 days was not enough. Lucky we had Chris there, because he was pretty much the organiser. Our day would be fully packed from morning til late into the night. Thanks Chris-toe-fur.

One thing I will highly recommend if you're going to Tokyo is to check out MariCar- a real life SuperHero Go Kart experience!
So its pretty much like you're playing real life Mario Kart. You pick which character you want to be and suit up into a character onesie, get your own gokart and then 8 of you plus tour guides get to ride on the streets alongside traffic. Its pretty crazy.
No helmet, no seatbelt and going up to speeds of 60-70km/h on the main roads and for some of it, highway and bridges. Absolutely mind boggling. Because we were sitting so low to the ground, even 50km/h felt like a crazy fast speed.
It was extremely well planned by the tour guides and we followed the leader in single file, while he blasted tunes from a boombox in his go-kart, and the other at the back of the line making sure everyone was keeping up. It was exhilarating. I will say, I did stop and think about how dangerous it was, seeing as one wrong move and you could get hit by a car and get seeeeriously injured.. but I couldn't not have fun. It was most definitely the highlight of the trip. Especially as we did the 2 hour tour at night and got to drive across Rainbow bridge, and had pit stops at the major sightseeing areas.
Daaaamn. If you go to Tokyo and don't check it out.. definitely missing out.
And it wasn't even a super expensive activity, I think I paid $60AUD for 2 hours total? Money well spent hahah.
Triple thumbs up and five stars to MariCAR! :)

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