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Jaki Levy

San Francisco, California, United States

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  • Fluent in English; learning Hebrew (modern), Portuguese, Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • making websites
  • i've been educated in universities l...
  • From Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil + raised in Hollywood, Florida (USA)
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About Me


ride my bike where i cannot walk


Live in SF. Used to live in Brooklyn. Hosted many peeps.

i make things on the internet like websites, and videos (the good kind). for quite some time, i spent much of my time putting together a blog for a dance company. (http://www.misnomer.org/blog).

now, i run my own company, Arrow Root Media and also help out on a project called Freespace.

i used to teach video blogging to high school students, so they can produce, edit, and post video to video blogs - in spanish.

i'm open minded, go to burning man every year, and love riding my bike. i'm training to be a bike tour leader and am doing at least 1 triathlon this year.

Instagram : http://instagram.com/jakilevy Twitter: http://twitter.com/jackomo Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/jackomo/


seeking authentic genuine interactions.

I love this poem -

The Invitation

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive. It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon... I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain mine or your own without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful to be realistic to remember the limitations of being human. It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy. I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure yours and mine and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, Yes. It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children. It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back. It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Also - I've put together a resource for visitors to NYC: Free Stuff to See + Hear in NYC though I no longer live there.



I've hosted + surfed. During Obama's inauguration, I stayed with over 10 couchsurfers - that was really fun. I also hosted 3 people (1 man and another couple) who all got married shortly after staying with me, but not all to each other.


cycling yoga blogging video production modern dance theater eating awesome healthy food burning man

Music, Movies & Books

BOOKS ishmael by daniel quinn zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance is one of my favorite books. siddhartha is a classic. jew and the lotus is nice. letters to a buddhist jew is easy reading, but challenging.

do you notice a recurring theme here?

MUSIC Air, Sneaker Pimps, Tricky, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation Pearl Jam, Zeppelin, Floyd, Phish Rockapella

MOVIES Shawshank Redemption, Mockumentaries, Documentaries, True Blood

One Amazing Thing I've Done

i rode my bike from jerusalem to eilat as part of a fundraiser. i also travelled across the south of the US as part of a job - 35k miles in 5 months. recently, i went to Vermont for a weekend meditation retreat. i also swam in Walden Pond in Concord, MA.

currently training for a 565 mile bike ride from SF to LA

Teach, Learn, Share

WordPress is a great platform for building a site or a blog. it's open source and has a a large online community. i've built sites with WordPress in 11 minutes flat. if you need help putting a site together to share your travel experience, feel free to contact me and i'll help you set it up!

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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