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Sonja Hofmann

Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa

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Overview

  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English, German; learning French
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Doctor
  • University
  • From Pretoria, South Africa
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

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

ABOUT ME

After spending time in Kwa-Zulu Natal, I'm back in Gauteng - hope I don't have to join the rat race.
I work in a govenment hospital, but when I`m not working I like to be outside: Running, cycling, swimming, gardening, playing with my dog.
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, pilates hiking. I also like gardening and would like to know more about plants.

Music, Movies & 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.
Spud: Comedy about a South African elite boy´s school.
Currently reading "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

Austria, Botswana, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Zambia

Countries I've Lived In

South Africa

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