I came to Padang, Indonesia, with the hopes of doing a story on the Mentawai relief in which hundreds had died from a tsunami triggered by a 7.7 earthquake. I decided not to continue since i had just a day and a half to produce something, clearly not enough time to work on this story...and perhaps i'll return another day with a story about the Mentawai and not about the tsunami. Left feeling a bit defeated in my pursuit, i hopped on a plane back to Jakarta. The view after take-off was one of the most spectacular aerials i have seen (the other was flying over haiti and the domican republic and seeing the stark environmental contrast of the the two islands). And all regret had washed away.