Chris Gray

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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About Me


A 4 month motorbike trip around South America. Adventure Heaven.


Me.....I am continually searching for the "Beautiful Life". A journey of successes and failures. I sometimes get sidetracked and lose sight of what is important in life. Work can takes over and consumes me.
A 3 month travelling extravaganza usually fixes that. My life is sudddenly ends up back on track and with more clarity. I am heading towards the beautiful life once again.


Try everything at least once. Life is meant to be sampled.....for the good and the bad. The extremes of both are how you know you've lived.

I am somewhat regreting saying the extremes of both now. Having returned from South america where my life threatened three times, I would like a little more of the good right now. I am back in my home city of Melbourne and its such a beautiful city.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am from Melbourne Australia and new to Hosting. In Feb 2010 I headed to South America for a 4 month motorcycle trip. I have showed a few CS'ers the hidden gems of Melbourne often missed by the wandering tourist. I have also hosted CS'ers. Sometimes they stay for a few days others for a few weeks.


During my journey through south america I met many challenges through which the couch surfing community has helped me. From life threatening to brazilian beaurocracy, the couch surfing community has been absolute gold. Thank you guys. You know who you are.


I love sports like kitesurfing, sking, kayaking, sailing.....basically anything that involves a vehicle.

Music, Movies, and Books

Sterophonics, Franz Ferdinand, Paolo Nutini, The Killers, Bear Naked Ladies

Films - I was introduced to Good Bye Lennon recently by a CS'er. That was a nice movie. I enjoy outdoor cinemas. One day maybe I will create one in my garden.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sliding down the side of a Volcano on my bum.
Chile - Pucon

The aurora borialis - Norway
I travelled with my brother to some remote islands in the artic circle to watch the northern lights. Simply awesome. Scenery in Norway is great.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am looking forward to learning and sharing the experiences of survival with a motorcylce.

Countries I’ve Visited

Antarctica, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Sweden, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United Kingdom

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