Stopover in Sydney

Recently, I worked as an interpreter at the 2-week Antarctic conference for Russian and Ukrainian delegations in Hobart.

There is no direct flight to Hobart from Cairns, and I flew through Sydney where I decided to spend a couple of days. On Saturday, October 14th, I had a tour to a small Sydney zoo, Featherdale Wildlife Park. I had heard lots of good things about it. My guide was Barry from the gay travel company Planet Dwellers. Thanks to him and the employees of the Wildlife Park I got interesting information about the park’s inhabitants: koalas, kangaroo, echidnas, Tasmanian devils, wombats, iguanas, dingoes, crocodile, cassowaries, eagles, penguins, etc. I attended the feeding of penguins, echidnas and a crocodile, and listened to some very good commentary. Then I had a cruise on the Parramatta river and the Sydney Harbour.

Barry organized the tour very well. We also discussed various LGBT topics. It turned out that we have several common gay acquaintances in Cairns and Sydney. It’s a small world!

Below is a selection of my zoo photos. By the way, Barry appears on the first one.

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