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THE JOURNALISTGentle Giants – Mark Badalan – Guide

Name: Mark Badalan.

Position:
Guide.

Place and date of birth:
Riga, Latvia, 27th February 1988.

Hometown:
Daugavpils, Latvia.

Star sign:
Pisces.

Education:
Bachelors Degree of Social and Family Sciences in Polish and Slovakian universities. One year of nursing in Daugavpils medical college. Informal education with Erasmus+ programs. STCW courses; Basic Safety Training and Crowd- and Crisis Management 2018. Self education every day.

Languages:
English, Russian, Polish and Latvian.

Experience:
Started working at Gentle Giants in 2018. In 2013 I was volunteering all over the Iceland, working in festivals, farms, sport and cultural events. The same year I was taking part in the "Meet us do not eat us" program, collecting signatures for stopping whale hunting in Iceland. Know a lot about Iceland, about Nordic Gods and hidden people.

Interests:
Travel journalism, traveling, martial arts using different kinds of weapons, philosophy, literature, religions, green planet.

Favourite Icelandic food:
Skyr.

Favourite foreign food:
Grandmothers' pancakes.

Favourite band / singer:
Mozart, Chopin and AC/DC.

Football / soccer team:
Any team in which my brother is playing.

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