My name is Marko Polich, I was born 1976 and raised in a quiet little town Ogulin in mountain part of Croatia. Since childhood I was outdoors hiking, skiing, making tree houses, you know kids stuff. After I graduated high school, I went to Zagreb University to Faculty of Forestry to become Forest Engineer.
Then I started became a raft guide for a local company and became a travel outdoor bug. I soon joined Croatia Mountain Rescue Service where I am a certified rescuer specialized in flood and water environment rescue and I hold Rescue 3 SRTA certificate.During university I competed in rafting and I was a Croatian rafting team member at the World Rafting Championship in Lipno , Czech Republic 2003. I hold an International Rafting Federation Trip Leader V certificate and I hope to soon become instructor.
I am also a ski Instructor and a Mountaineering Association Guide Instructor. I hold an ITLS Basic Provider medical certificate.
Through all of these activities, I have traveled to parts of Asia and Europe and my bucket list is getting bigger, not smaller as it’s supposed to! I always say that I love water in every state that comes on Earth: water, ice, snow, steam – I still don’t know what to do with steam…
I became a professional guide soon after I finished university. When I am not guiding I am enjoying my family with my two children, Ante, 13 years old, and Una, one-year-old baby girl. They make me respite after my work.
Favorite Book? I don”™t have time for books but I remember Jules Vern’s: “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” probably made my child brain to make me what I am today
Favorite Vacation Destination? My favorite vacation site would be New Zealand.
Favorite Hike: Velebit mountain ridge Croatia
Favorite Bike Ride: My Favorite Bike ride is Vrsic pass down to Soca River Valley in Slovenia.
Favorite Movie: Dead Poets Society, Game, Snatch
Favorite Song: My Way (boring isn’t it?)
First Trip? Started traveling long time ago. So long that I don-t even remember