Sophiachiara__ interview – Sophia is a content creator on Instagram and TikTok and shares travel and sports content on these platforms. Currently, Sophia is traveling a lot and taking her community to incredible dream beaches. And what’s a must when it comes to dream beaches? That’s right, surfing! Surfing is her current passion right now, so in this interview, among other things, she brought us a little closer to surfing.
Discovering the world with a poor sense of direction
In this interview Sophia talks to us about her passion, namely sports. To be more precise, surfing. Sophia travels around the world and tries to catch the best waves. Sri Lanka is at the top of her list, because there are the best waves and lovely and helpful locals. When traveling, apps are especially helpful, so she reveals must-have apps for traveling, as well as her must-have beauty items that no trip should be without. She also shares surfing tips for beginners and where to get the best bikinis. Learn more here!
Sri Lanka: The best place to surf
FIV: Hello dear Sophia, we are glad that the interview worked out. Let’s get started right away. We see you traveling a lot on your social media channels. What is your favorite travel destination so far and why?
Sophia: I’ve been to so many incredibly beautiful places over the past year, so it’s hard for me to pick a clear favorite. But my trip to Sri Lanka definitely stands out, as this beautiful country inspired me in so many ways. It’s where I first stood on a surfboard and ever since I surfed my first good wave, I haven’t wanted to do anything else! I have subsequently been to the Atlantic coast of Europe, Indonesia and the Maldives and I have to say unequivocally that I surfed the best waves for me in Sri Lanka. Our surf instructor always called it cheated because you get to surf so much and have less to fight with the waves – so I can recommend it especially to all surf beginners to travel to Sri Lanka. It really is such a great country, with an incredibly interesting culture, let alone the delicious food and stunning nature. Also, I always felt totally safe and all the locals were always so sweet and helpful.
Sophia Apps Must-Haves for Travel
FIV: Wow, that sounds great! When you’re traveling, some apps are really helpful in finding your way around a foreign country. So what are your top 3 apps that help you the most when you travel?
Sophia: Google maps – an absolute must-have for me, not only for route planning, but also to find restaurants and accommodations. Translate Now – for me one of the best translators, especially because of the video and voice function. Especially in Indonesia it was often difficult to find vegetarian options, even more so when you don’t even know what’s on the menu. Nordvpn – a good VPN definitely made my life easier, as a lot of content is blocked or blocked in other countries.
No trip without red cherry chapstick
FIV: That sounds like a good selection! Let’s move on to the topic of beauty while traveling. What are your top 5 beauty essentials that you would never travel without?
Sophia: Since I’m primarily traveling in areas where it’s always summer, I use almost no makeup at all. The most beautiful makeup is still the summer tan. However, a little powder and blush always comes along. And I would never go anywhere without my red cherry chapstick. I love the slight red shimmer on the lips, the extra care and the taste! Otherwise, I also always have argan oil / coconut oil for skin and hair.
The dream of a house with ranch
FIV: Because of all your traveling, you are of course not so much in Germany. Could you imagine emigrating and if so, where to?
Sophia: Ever since I was little, I’ve dreamed of owning a house with a small ranch. At the moment, I can’t imagine living this dream in Germany. In general, I don’t plan my life down to the smallest detail, but rather go with the flow. But one thing I know, I want sea, sun and surf in the immediate vicinity of my future home.
With board and horse to the beach
FIV: Besides your travel content, sports is also a big topic on your social media channels. On Instagram and TikTok you can be seen dancing, in the gym, riding and surfing. Of these sports, what do you enjoy the most and why?
Sophia: Riding has always been my great passion and since recently it is also surfing. My dream is to ride to the beach with my board under my arm on my horse Loui.
Sophia’s Surfing Tips for Beginners
FIV: Since surfing is very present with you right now, we would like to ask you if you have any tips for beginners who have never surfed before?
Sophia: I would say the most important thing is to keep your expectations low. If you expect to be able to surf well after one week at the surf camp, it will definitely frustrate you. You should just try to have fun with it and build up on small successes – it’s always a gift to be in the water, even if the session didn’t go well. Surfing is super complicated and depends not only on you, but on an incredible amount of factors. I would describe it less as a sport and more as a way of life where you slowly but steadily learn a lot about the ocean and yourself.
Sophia approved bikinis: Naked, Rip Curl,…
FIV: Through traveling and surfing, you are a lot in contact with water. Especially when surfing, you need a good bikini. Which brands are your top 3 for bikinis?
Sophia: Naked, Rip Curl and Hurley.
Instagram has changed
FIV: If you had to choose between the Instagram and TikTok platforms, which would you choose and why?
Sophia: I would definitely choose Instagram, because the general trend is that content is becoming more and more ephemeral. However, Instagram has also changed a lot and is no longer what it used to be. Pictures are reduced to their first impression and the artistic in them often comes too short, videos are only interesting if they shock within the first seconds, and so on…
Sunshine and rivet in mental arithmetic
FIV: Since you share most of your life on social media, it would be very interesting to know what kind of person you are behind the camera. How would your friends describe you?
Sophia: I gave the question to my friends:
(1) Sophia is a little sunshine. Her cheerful and carefree nature is absolutely infectious. She always has an open ear for me and always has good advice in store. I always feel understood with her. Above all, you can philosophize with her for hours about life. She is certainly the most emphatic person I know and always tries to please everyone, even if she herself comes up short. She has a huge heart for animals and has to give some love to every animal she sees. She has the absolute worst sense of direction in the world. She really can never say no, but loves to help and see others happy. She is an absolute loser at mental arithmetic. She is a really sore loser. She always knows what she wants and makes impulsive decisions based on her gut. What I like most about her is that she can get excited about the most mundane things in life and sees something positive and beautiful in everything.
(2) You are a person who puts family and friends first. Directly followed by nature, animals and sports. You are a person who tries to please everyone, which is why sleeping and eating sometimes come too short. You are a total heart person, but at the same time you can be relied on when you need an honest opinion. It’s no problem for you to swim against the current. You can lose just as badly as I can! Your ambition drives you to be the best in everything. You can be a little bit crazy sometimes, but who isn’t?
Greatest success: Making a difference with reach
FIV: Lastly, we’d love to hear from you about what has been your biggest success so far in your social media career?
Sophia: Definitely: The fact that I can make a difference with my reach. I get so many messages that I inspire people with my lifestyle and have influenced their lives for the better as a result. That is and remains my greatest success.
FIV: You are truly an inspiring personality! Thank you for your time and the great interview!
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