Mook Phongchaiyong

Mook Phongchaiyong - Aardvark Safaris

Moving to the UK from Bangkok, Thailand, after having worked in sales and office administration—including human resources and payroll—for a satellite communications business for 14 years, Mook looked for an opportunity where she would be able to apply her experiences and skills as well as enjoy doing something close to where her passions lie, i.e. travel. In January 2018, she joined the Aardvark Safaris team as a sales assistant.

Mook likes exploring and seeing how people, cultures, nature and foods vary in different parts of the world. She has been to China, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Nepal, Japan, Taiwan and the USA (California and Nevada). Mook enjoys hiking and has been to the Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, Renjo Pass and Kala Pathar in Nepal. She’s keen to visit some more mountains around the world, and ultimately to make it to at least one of the Seven Summits—the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is therefore on her wish list and also walking safaris in Africa.

Lastly, Mook /mu:k/ means ‘pearl’ in Thai.