Erasmus in Japan: "On top of Mount Fuji.

Tanguy Declercq studies Japanology in Ghent

"Together with Colette from the UK and Alice from France, I took on the challenge of climbing Mount Fuji. We started the trek in good spirits, but after just 5 minutes it started raining... And unfortunately, the rain continued until we were down again ten hours later. We could barely see a few meters ahead of us, so no beautiful views or breathtaking landscapes. Our clothes were soaked to the bottom layer and because of the cold they even started to freeze a bit. All this misery we quickly forgot when we finally reached the top. We just had the courage to take a group photo and then started the descent again. Colette and Alice vowed never to climb Fuji again, but I'll take my chances... when the weather is better".