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Supicha Chaiboonma aka "Queen" – 28 yrs

From Thailand originally

Job – Adventure Travel Leader, worldwide

The Tattoo – Queen has 3 major tattoos on her body, all of which when combines tell a story. The most visible one is the most recently inked, a phoenix. Wrapped around her neck like tribal necklace, it took 31 hrs total to ink it. The length of her back is covered in a twisting dragon, her first tattoo, and at the bottom of the dragon are two koi, which came second. Together they all tell a story.

Why that one? - The dragon means leadership, the koi mean wealth and good fortune, and the phoenix represents rebirth and new beginnings. "You always have a chance to fix things."

Favorite Place Traveled So Far
- the old capital city in Laos. It has a great countryside feeling.

Desired Place to Travel to - Petra in Jordan. It's a city of pink rocks

What's on Your Bucket List? I want to be part of the Cuban Mafia somehow, I want to start a pug sanctuary and I'd really like to go see penguin mating rituals in Antartica. Actually, I really just want to go to Antartica, do research or something.

How We Met - Queenie! This girl is so amazing I don't even know where to start. She was an unofficial volunteer leader at the elephant camp in Surin with me. There's nothing she can't do!

P.S. If anyone knows of a scholarship or opportunity to go research in Antartica please contact her at She will be the most valuable asset on your trip.