thank you California!

time to say goodbye…

after over 10 months in beautiful California I had to say definitely goodbye this monday. A really strange feeling for me to leave what I called my home for almost a whole year and where I felt happy every single day just for being there.

Monday early in the morning I flew from San Diego to Philadelphia where the plan was to change the plane and continue directly to Zurich, Switzerland. But US Airways, my plane company for this trip, delayed the flight to times for about an hour before they cancelled the flight completely. After I made my way through a group of upset and confused swiss travelers the guys at the information finally rebooked my flight over London to Zurich. So I waited again over two hours for the plane to London but after waiting another hour IN the plane everybody had to go out again because the staff was not able to close one of the plane’s doors. This costed another two hours waiting in front of the gate till they reloaded the new plane. Because it was already after 11pm no more shops were open to buy any food or drinks but US Airways didn’t help us with this in any way. We all waited for such a long time without any offers from US Airways such as a bottle of water or some snacks. Great service! Somewhen after midnight the flight to London finally took off and after a short and hectic stay at Heathrow I was already flying to Zurich. There I landed Tuesday evening instead in the morning as planned. Thanks again US Airways.

I was shocked by the cold weather here in switzerland after almost 11 months sunshine. I really miss the sun and the warmth and the whole californian feeling soo bad. It is kind of hard for me to come back to the normal life but I will try my best to do something good. I want to work to make some money and then travel again to visit the friends I made all over the world.

I can say I had the time of my life and that I learned a lot, not just english but a lot of lessons for life. I met beautiful (on the inside and/or outside) people which who I spent awesome moments for which I am more than thankful!

A gigantic Thank You to all these people and to California itself for being such a nice and beautiful place!

The following pictures reflect some moments from the past months…


first time at the beach


visit the Grand Canyon, first and only time I saw snow


my first californian BASS!


Barret Reservoir Opening


first time in Mexico


first time at Venice Beach <3 one love <3


one week roadtrip with good people! thank you guys!


introducing friends to fishing


Wiz Khalifa Concert


finally a bigger BASS!


from time to time I had to say goodbye to nice people :(


3 weeks in Hawaii


my new friend :)



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just in time! double digit bass and new PB!

…and then was already time to say goodbye :(

Thanks again to everybody that was with me on this trip! Memories for life…

A big thanks also to all my readers of this blog here! I will do my best to keep this blog alive till my next bigger adventure. I will try to present some swiss fish, which I have to catch first :P, and other stories about my life here!

Thanks for reading&stay tuned for more!

mr. bassthumb


happy halloween!

I know Halloween is already over, I hope everybody had a good time.


Pumpkin I carved in Hawaii


My costume for the Halloween Party in Fluxx last Wednesday.

thank you Hawaii!

Since last saturday I am back in San Diego for my last three weeks of this stay in he USA. I moved back earlier than planned but to me Honolulu was too boring and too touristic. The beautiful, natural places are far away and without car hard to reach. I am really happy to be back in California, when I arrived at the airport in San Diego I had kind of a homecoming feeling. Now I hope to catch some big bass before I have to return to switzerland.

Before I would like to share a beautiful experience I had during my last day in Hawaii.

I booked again a trip to North Shore with my school on friday. First we stopped at a Shrimp Corner to have lunch, continued to a nice beach for swimming and relaxing and ended up at Turtle Beach. The last time I was there I was kinda disappointed due the lack of turtles. But this friday our group was luckier and there was one of theses beautiful animals chilling at the beach. I was really happy to see this, the perfect end of my three weeks in Hawaii.



Thank you Hawaii, Hello California!

thanks for reading&stay tuned for more!

landed in Hawaii

Yesterday noon I arrived in Hawaii where I will spend my last 6 weeks of my language-learning trip before flying back to San Diego and from there to Switzerland.

I live in the Student Resident in Honolulu and go to EF Honolulu which is right over the street from my room.

I’m sure I will have a good and relaxing time and hope to get on the water to catch some Peacock and other Bass!

Today I took a walk along Waikiki Beach to discover my new environment. Here some impressions…


view from my balcony



already found some fish in the sea




Tomorrow is my first day of school here. Wish me luck :D

thanks for reading&stay tuned for more action from hawaii!