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The Editorial – About Coastlight.Com

Since you made it this far, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Christian Meister (my friends just call me Chris though) and I live in Aarau, a small, yet picturesque city on the banks of the river Aare in the north of Switzerland with a population of about 20,000. Hanauma Bay I moved here eight years ago from Lenzburg, a town famous for its historic downtown and the stunning medieval castle overlooking the whole region.

I was born in fall, more precisely October of 1971 and grew up in Birrwil, a village just a few miles southeast of Aarau, on the western shore of Lake Hallwil. From here, on a clear day, you have a fantastic view over the lakes and the majestic Swiss mountains in the backdrop. The foothills of the Alps are just 40 miles to the south, beyond the city of Lucerne.


For more than 20 years now, I work at IBM in Zurich as an Advisory IT Specialist. As you may have noticed, traveling is my big passion and I love to explore new places, especially in my favorite parts of the world which are in North America, Australia and New Zealand.

I have chosen the name Coastlight.Com because of my fascination with lighthouses around the world. I had the opportunity to visit quite a few during my trips along the various ocean shores. But other than that, there is no further connection or deeper meaning for this domain name.