- I got to see the mountain every day
Every week I would plan on going as I stepped out onto my deck to do my laundry. The view never got old, and I saw it when I walked to teach classes, buy groceries, or visit the beach. It was so easy to go that I took it for granted. Back in the States I am now kicking myself. I have to go back to cross it off my bucket list.
- I visited Fuji city
A fellow teacher took me to a mall to buy a couch for my apartment at a mall in Fuji. The mountain was so close I could smell it. Wait, no the smell was all the industrial manufacturing that was billowing smoke out of chimneys that were trying to compete with he majestic mountains height.
- Not the right season
Climbing on Mt.Fuji is open during warmer months. The mountain beckons to you in the winter- the only time it is visible and want to go.
- Planning to hike with other teachers
Our slight schedule differences never seemed to be a problem until we tried to plan something as a group. Hiking alone = not fun.
- Trying to get time off
As the only foreign teacher whatever time I took off I had to make up later. The lack of other teachers to take another place or just lack of vacation time isn’t true for most teachers, but it was for me. I had to decide if I should travel to another country for my holidays or hang out in my hometown. Exotic trips won every time. Who knows, maybe this year I will climb Mt.Fuji?
Copy right Amie Cuhaciyan 2015