Thawinan Kosanthia

The vast majority call Thawinan Anny. She is 36 years old and originally comes from Thailand. Anny has lived on Svalbard since 2005, which means that she has lived almost half of her life in the Arctic. And she loves it!

– Svalbard is very different to the country I was born in, this is like my second home. I have a good life here, and really appreciate the cold and beautiful landscape. Every time the northern lights dance across the sky, I feel an inner excitement and joy, and I hide the fascinating sunsets as photographic memories, says Anny.

On 1 February 2022, Anny started as a breakfast chef at Basecamp Hotel. She is interested in cooking and baking, and now she uses her interest in her job.

– This is a new start to my working career, I meet many new people and am proud to be part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen, says Anny.


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