Nathan Myers: One Could Spend Their Whole Life Exploring Indonesia And Barely Scratch The Surface

I came across his profile when I checked my IG and found his beautiful shot. So I wrote him a note if he would like to be interview by ngobroltravel.com and this humble man reply my email within an hour 🙂 How lucky I am today yeay.

Lombok Overlook

Lombok Overlook

NATHAN MYERS is travel writer and filmmaker. As editor of Surfing Magazine, he travelled the world working on films such as Castles in the Sky, The Drifter, and Innersection. Now he has own film company focused on documenting cultures and music around the world.www.presbanproductions.com

Ando - Picture by Nathan Myers

Ando – Photo by Nathan Myers

Sahara - Photo by Nathan Myers

Sahara – Photo by Nathan Myers

So this is the Interview:

When did you start to love traveling? Kapan kamu mulai cinta jalan-jalan?

My parents took myself and my brothers traveling a lot as children: Mexico, Greece, South America, Europe… We didn’t have much money, but they always found ways to make it possible. It’s always been there for me. I just keep moving.

Orangtua saya sering bawa saya dan adik-adik saya jalan-jalan sewaktu kecil: Mexico, Yunani, Amerika Selatan, Eropa…Kita tidak punya banyak uang tapi mereka selalu punya cara untuk buat hal itu mungkin. Itu selalu ada buat saya, saya hanya terus bepergian

Komodo Claw - Photo by Nathan Myers

Komodo Claw – Photo by Nathan Myers

Why do you love to travel?

I love the mental and creative stimulation of constantly adapting to new environments and situations. And the more I get to know different people and different cultures, the more connected I feel to the world and to myself. People are people, wherever you go.

Saya mencintai mental dan stimulasi kreativitas dari terus menerus beradaptasi dengan lingkungan dan situasi baru. Dan makin saya mengenal perbedaan orang-orang dan kebudayaan, saya makin merasa terkoneksi pada dunia dan pada diri saya sendiri. Manusia adalah manusia, kemanapun kamu pergi.

Buddhist Moon - Photo by Nathan Myers

Buddhist Moon – Photo by Nathan Myers

Which one is your most favorite place for traveling? Beach, City or Mountain? Yang mana yang kamu paling suka buat jalan-jalan? Pantai, Kota atau pegunungan?

My favorite is a vibrant cultural celebration. Lots of color, light and music, with symbology and mythology interwoven with drinking and dancing. But pushing into remote wilderness and exploring the boundaries of nature is always great, too. And late nights with drinks and strangers telling stories is always part of the experience.

Paling saya suka adalah semangat perayaan kebudayaan. Banyaknya warna, cahaya, musik dengan simbol simbol dan mitos, terjalin dengan minum dan tarian. Tapi mendorong diri kedalam keliaran dan eksplorasi alam  juga selalu menyenangkan. Minum-minum di tengah malam dan mendengar orang asing bercerita juga selalu bagian dari pengalaman.

Nihiwatu Beach - Photo by Nathan Myers

Nihiwatu Beach – Photo by Nathan Myers

The most memorable Travelling Place? Tempat Jalan-Jalan yang paling dikenang?

I worked on a travel film called “Castles in the Sky” — we took trips to Iceland, India, Peru, Vietnam, South Africa and the Sahara Desert… we were chasing waves and also unique cultural connections, so the travel was very hard. But that’s the best stuff…when it’s not easy to reach. And now we have this beautiful movie as our personal postcard.

Saya bekerja dalam sebuah film travel “Castles in the Sky” kita bepergian ke Islandia, Peru, Vietnam, Afrika Selatan dan Gurun Sahara. Kami menangkap ombak dan juga koneksi kebudayaan yang unik, jadi perjalanannya berat. Tapi itu adalah yang terbaik…tidak mudah untuk menggapainya. Dan sekarang kami punya film yang indah sebagai kartupos pribadi kami https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z12YsA9_08

Free Dive - Photo by Nathan Myers

Free Dive – Photo by Nathan Myers

The place do you want to visit most? Tempat yang paling ingin dikunjungi?

Mau pergi Mongolia. I worked in surf industry for so long, and then luxury vacation travel, so much of my travel is to beaches and islands. I’m now looking for projects and films to take me inland.

Saya ingin ke Mongolia. Saya bekerja di industri surfing untuk waktu yang lama, dan kemudian di perjalanan yang mewah, begitu banyak perjalanan saya ke pantai-pantai dan kepulauan. Saya sekarang mencari proyek dan film yang membawa saya ke daerah pedalaman.

Lombok Carriage - Photo by Nathan Myers

Lombok Carriage – Photo by Nathan Myers

What do you think about travelling in Indonesia? Apa pikirmu tentang jalan-jalan di Indonesia?

Indonesia is one of the most rich travel areas in the world. So much diversity. So many cultures, religions, food and experiences. One could spend their whole life exploring Indonesia and barely scratch the surface. 17,000 islands! It’s great to have Bahasa Indonesia as a starting point for communication, as well, even if it’s not exactly the language of most islands…it opens a few doors. I wish I spoke better…still learning.

Indonesia adalah salah satu yang paling kaya Pariwisatanya di dunia. Begitu banyak keberagaman, Begitu banyak budaya, agama, makanan dan pengalaman. Seseorang bisa menghabiskan seluruh hidup mereka menjelajahi Indonesia dan hampir tidak menggores permukaannya. 17.000 pulau! Sangat menyenangkan berbicara dalam Bahasa Indonesia sebagai permulaan percakapan juga walaupun itu juga tepatnya bukan bahasa dari kebanyakan pulau pulau…Itu membuka beberapa pintu. Saya berharap bisa berbicara lebih baik…masih belajar

This is a nice video about Indonesia to link: https://vimeo.com/88718636

Lineups Pacitan - Photo by Nathan Myers

Lineups Pacitan – Photo by Nathan Myers

What is your hope for Travelling in Indonesia? Apa yang kamu harapkan untuk Pariwisata Indonesia?

So much left to see here…can barely begin to list, but East Timor, Raja Ampat and Banda Aceh are all near the top of the list.

Begitu banyak yang masih belum dilihat disini…susah untuk memulai menulis daftarnya. tapi Timor timor, Raja Ampat dan Banda Aceh adalah yang ada dalam daftar teratas

Mundukmoding Firststar - Photo by Nathan Myers

Mundukmoding Firststar – Photo by Nathan Myers

1 word for ngobroltravel.com? Satu kata untuk ngobroltravel.com

Smile.

Senyum

Want to know more about Nathan Myers? You can find him at below:

www.presbanproductions.com

IG: nathan_myers

Here is a video of some of our recent travels: https://vimeo.com/114130073

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