At Basecamp we call her Maria and her family and friends call her with nickname “mod ex, Ex or Mod” that means ant in Thai Maria came to Longyearbyen from Bangkok in 2008. She has a degree from accounting in Thailand and has been working in Trapper’s Hotel since her arrival. At the hotel you can meet her cleaning the rooms or serving the breakfast and sometimes she helps around at Trapper’s Station or at Isfjord Radio. Maria likes to play sports, she likes to sing and dance and read books and go shopping. In the autumn time she likes to pick mushrooms around the mountains with her friends. Spitsbergen is bit too cloud for her taste but most certainly a safe city.