As I write this, Sonya has flown back to the hustle that is New York and I resume work in KL.
“What do you feel is the energy of this place?”, asked Sonya.
I couldn’t put a finger on the vibes I felt and took a moment. It was wonderful waking up on the cruise ship, staring at the limestone pillars that met the clear blue skies which outlines Ha Long Bay. I have memories of the view, sitting on the deck sipping our Vietnamese coffee accompanied by mild winds and the gentle sun.
We went kayaking and it was a great relief when I realised I wasn’t terrible at kayaking. We chatted intermittently and sometimes we would just be silent, inhaling the view until we heard a creaking sound from our kayak. A kayak is technically not supposed to creak. Our kayak was creaking and had a bit of water in it. We were a bit concerned when we heard the creak but there were moments when we forgot about our creaky kayak.
After pondering about her question, I felt energy of Ha Long Bay was peaceful and serene. It was quiet and calm, just the way we needed it to be.