Chris Ballnath

Moskva, Moscow, Russian Federation

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  • Globetrotter
  • MBA / MSc.
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About Me


meeting interesting open minded people and experiencing the local culture


Half German, Half Czech Globetrotter who lived in the US (N.Y.C & Oregon), Europe (Switzerland, Germany and England) and Asia (Pakistan and Malaysia).
Living in Moscow and working as a Business Development Executive.


WIP (work in progress)
Have some of course, happy to share in person.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am currently renting a room in a 3 bedroom flat but hoping to find my own place soon. Once accomplished will try to contribute with lots of "Couch Opportunities" and hosting interesting and kind people later on! Always happy to meet up in Moscow for a drink or two :) !!!


so far only pleasant encounters with terrific people going out of their way to offer me a comfortable sleeping place as well as showing me their city, sharing their culture and just being very helpful overall.


tennis, golf, snow boarding, wing tsun

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Soul, Jazz, House
Movies: 12 angry men (with Henry Fonda), Heat, Bourne Trilogy, Hangover 1 and 2, and many more..
Series: Boston Legal (denny crane !! :))

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Started on my "world trip" in February 2011. Traveled across all of Russia, from Moscow to Ulan Ude on the trans Siberian train by myself. (Of course I had the help of many couch surfers to keep me alive once I got off the train!! :)
Then continued on the Trans Mongolian train to Mongolia, Ulan Bator, spent 4 weeks there including a 10 day trip to the Gobi Desert. Then again by train headed all the way to Beijing where I spent 6 weeks traveling through China, and then crossing from Hong Kong over to Vietnam. Spent 2 months in Vietnam going from Saigon to Hanoi on a motor bike. After some amazing sightseeing I travelled to Cambodia and then onto Thailand. Finally made it to Australia, Perth, and then also Melbourne where I lived for 6 months. Headed off to Moscow at the end of 2012 and started working in Business Development for an IT company in January of 2013 and very excited with the current challenges ...

Teach, Learn, Share

Be nice and giving to others, and often you will have the favor returned!

Educate yourself NOW on precious metals, silver and gold. A huge economic armaggadon is heading our way, be prepared. Have a lot of interesting info... just ask me.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mongolia, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Germany, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

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