Sonja Hofmann

Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Overview

  • 15 References 10
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English, German; learning French
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Doctor
  • University
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Learn as much as I can, both at work and hobbies

ABOUT ME

After spending time in Antarctica and travelling after that, I have started "real life" and got a 'real job' again.

I work in a govenment hospital, but when I`m not working I like to be outside: Running, cycling, swimming, gardening, and learning rock climbing.
I don`t own a TV and hardly ever go to the movies.
On weekends I like camping, hiking, backpacking and recently added snorkeling to my list of fun things. I also like to hang out with my friends - or go hiking with them :-).
I like to stay healthy by doing lots of sport and, what most people find impossible, I´m vegan.

PHILOSOPHY

Keep an open mind.
Work hard.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted a couple of people and I have also stayed at a few Surfers, very friendly and warm hosts. All experiences have been great. All had in common that I've met people whom I probably would not have met in daily life and seen different perspectives which I would not have seen.

Interests

Green stuff: Recycling, Solar power, alternative architecture / building philosophies, water saving, reducing consumption; anything environmentally friendly.
I´m also interested in health research, not disease research in biased studies.
As mentioned above, I like sports; Running, cycling, pole dancing, hiking. I also like gardening and would like to know more about plants.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Earthship Vol I, II, III. Alternative Architecture.
Babylon`s Ark:a book about saving the animals of the Baghdad Zoo during the war - very interesting.
"A silent spring": heart breaking.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have started a recycling project in my suburb and it is amazing the positive response; how many people already recycle and really support the project. Awesome!

Any overnight stay in the Berg in a cave is the best experience ever. Forget exotic locations, my doorstep is the most amazing.

Teach, Learn, Share

Consider becoming vegan: It´s more healthy and uses less energy to produce food for more people. It also uses less water, a scarce commodity for many, to produce enough food. But if that sounds too wishy-washy, consider your own health as your most precious possession.
I don´t want to sound like a freak, I am tolerant toward non-vegetarians.

Countries I’ve Visited

Antarctica, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Antarctica, South Africa

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