The pictures are from Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo airport. The airport stores are well-stocked with African handicraft and souvenir items, and seemed to be doing a brisk business even though it’s winter time and not the tourist season. Our Airbus A340-300 was filled to capacity. The number 4 engine did not start properly and we went back to the gate for a check-up. All was resolved after 30 minutes – take your time, technicians, I thought .. make sure everything is A-OK – and then we were on our way.