Buen Camino

Season 3 Episode 11

Level of Indonesian and English fluency: Intermediate – Advanced

Indonesian Version

Jam menunjukan pukul 7.30 pagi waktu Leon, Spanyol. Kami sudah di depan pintu untuk memulai perjalanan hari pertama. Setelah mengambil beberapa foto, kami mulai berjalan dengan ransel di punggung seberat 7 kilogram dan tas kecil di depan dada seberat 4 kg. Ini hampir dua kali lebih berat dari perjalanan saya pertama, yang berat totalnya hanya 6,5kg. 

Pagi itu udara masih cerah dan suhu udara sekitar 18 celsius, sangat cocok untuk pejalan kaki seperti kami. Kami bersyukur dan bersemangat. 

Kami melewati bangunan-bangunan tua sepanjang jalan di tengah kota setelah meninggalkan hostel. Tetapi, tidak lama meninggalkan hostel, gerimis mulai turun, disusul hujan rintik-rintik sepanjang beberapa kilometer. 

Setelah berjalan beberapa kilometer, kami mampir di sebuah kafe kecil dekat Trabajo. Tidak jauh dari kafe tersebut kami mampir di sebuah kapel kecil di seberang jalan. Kami perlukan berhenti untuk sekedar berdoa sebentar, apalagi pakaian kami cukup basah, meski kami tidak bisa berbuat banyak karena kami tidak membawa jas hujan. Di sana ada beberapa peziarah yang juga berhenti karena pakaiannya basah kuyup. 

Kami meneruskan perjalanan melewati Trabajo memasuki daerah perindustrian. 

Dari kejauhan kami melihat ada mobil caravan dengan banner bertuliskan “apakah kamu peziarah? Mampir ke bantuan kemanusiaan” dengan gambar donat, cangkir kopi, dan buah apel. Dan ada tulisan gratis, dengan petunjuk jalan di seberang caravan itu. 

Kami pun mampir di depan rumah itu sambil mengambil apel dan minta jeruk peras kesukaan kami dan duduk bersama peziarah lainnya. Di situ ada peta dunia dengan tanda merah di negara tempat negara para peziarah berasal. Tentu kami memberi tanda merah di peta Indonesia sambil mengambil foto.  Setelah memberi donasi dengan memasukan koin Euro ke dalam gelas dan mampir ke toilet, kami meneruskan perjalanan. 

Saya berpikir pria yang melayani kami barusan adalah salah satu orang terkaya di dunia karena dengan memberi kebaikan pada para peziarah yang datang dari seluruh dunia, dia mendapat banyak teman dan doa dari para peziarah. Dia mungkin akan berkurang hartanya meskipun mendapat donasi dari peziarah. Tiap hari dia sibuk memberi kebaikan bagi banyak orang sehingga tidak akan pernah kekurangan teman. 

Ini adalah salah satu pengalaman saya saat berziarah di rute Camino de Santiago. Walaupun saya melakukan perjalanan ini dengan teman SMA saya, Anton, tapi di tiap etape Camino, kami selalu berjalan sendiri-sendiri. Kadang-kadang bersama Anton atau peziarah lainnya, tapi sembilan puluh persen sendiri karena masing-masing memiliki kecepatan dan langkah yang berbeda.  Camino adalah kesempatan emas untuk berjalan sendiri, tenang, merenung, merefleksikan hidup, berkontemplasi dan berdoa. 

ENGLISH VERSION (4:50)

It was 7:30 AM in Leon, Spain. Djoko and his friend Anton were already in front of the door to start their first day’s walk. After taking a few photos, they started to walk, each with their 7kg backpacks and small 4kg bags in front of their chest. These were almost double the weight Djoko carried during his first journey, which had a total weight of only 6.5kg.

That morning the weather was sunny and the temperature was around 18C, very comfortable for walking. They were grateful and enthusiastic.

Djoko and Anton passed old buildings along the road in the middle of the town after leaving the hostel. But not long after that, it started to drizzle, followed by continuous light rain for a few kilometers.

After walking for a few kilometers, Djoko and Anton stopped by a small cafe near Trabajo. Not far from that cafe, they stopped by a small chapel across the street. They made the stop to pray for a while; their clothes were soaking wet , not much they could do about that as they did not bring rain coats. There were also a few other pilgrims who made the stop as their clothes were also soaking wet.

Djoko and Anton continued their journey, passing through Trabajo, entering the industrial area. From afar they saw a caravan car with a banner saying “ Are you a pilgrim? Visit your Humanitarian HelpPoint” with pictures of doughnuts, coffee cups and apples. There was also a writing that said that those were for free with a street sign across the caravan.

So Djoko and Anton stopped by in front of the indicated house, accepted the apples and their favourite orange juice  and sat together with the other pilgrims. There was a world map with red signs on the countries where all the pilgrims were from. Of course Djoko and Anton put a red sign on Indonesia on that map and took photographs. After dropping Euro coins in a glass for donation and using the toilet, they continued their journey.

Djoko thought that the man who was serving them before was one of the richest persons in the world, because by sharing kindness with the pilgrims who came from all over the world, he gained lots of friends and prayers from all the pilgrims. Despite the donations given by the pilgrims, he most likely may have used up his own money. Everyday he was busy giving out kindness to many people so he would never be lacking friends.

This was one of Djoko’s experiences when he did the pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago route. Even though he did that pilgrimage with his high school friend, Anton, on each leg of Camino, they always walked separately. Sometimes Djoko walked with Anton or with the other pilgrims, but ninety percent of the time, he walked alone as each had their own different speed and pace. Camino was a golden opportunity to walk alone, enjoy the peace, brood, reflect on life, contemplate and pray.

This is a story from Djoko Kusumowidagdo, who walked the Camino de Santiago for 323,9 km to celebrate his 70th birthday with his friend, Anton.  

He is the founder of Outward Bound Indonesia, a member of Lions Club International since 1976 who has been very active in humanitarian work, especially in education, environmental and disability issues. This mental, physical and spiritual journey is written in his book Buen Camino. He is going to walk again for the third time, hopefully, in 2022.

Vocabularies

Menunjukan : show

Ransel : backpack

Gerimis : drizzling

Disusul : followed by

Hujan rintik-rintik : drizzling (could be slightly more intense than gerimis)

Peziarah : pilgrim

Perindustrian : industry

Basah kuyup : soaked 

Etape : stage / leg of a journey

Merenung : brood

Berkontemplasi : contemplate

Buen Camino (Spanish) are frequently heard among the pilgrims or the local people along Camino de Santiago route to wish the pilgrimage a safe journey.

Trabajo is one of the towns on the Camino de Santiago route.

Indonesian language used here is in the daily-conversation format, that has influences from the local culture and custom. Should you have questions on the more formal version, please consult with your guru Bahasa Indonesia.

Level of Indonesian and English fluency: Intermediate – Advanced