Fighters are waiting!
This is a serious matter! During centuries (from 750 BC) Chinese people felt a very special passion for crickets' fighting. This is a major business with competitions and established rules where crickets are weighted, measured and split by color or shape before fighting. Gambling is strictly forbidden in China, but when is about crickets Chinese cannot avoid betting for the winners even under the risk to be caught by the police.
During our stay in Shanghai, far from the tourist crowds, we found the market of birds and flowers. Despite the name, this is a place mainly for crickets. The sound is everywhere and buyers or promoters check the appearance and strength carefully to select the best one.
It's always difficult coming back from holidays!
Time to come back to our routine after some days traveling around incredible places in #Queensland , #Australia . There, we found this koala enjoying a nap under the sun in #MagneticIsland .
Magnetic Island was named as "magnetic" because when Captain Cook arrived in its beautiful coast was surprised about the rock formations and he thought that it would be only possible thanks to some kind of magnetism located on the island. The Island offers great spots to relax on the beach, do some good snorkeling or enjoy a historic and panoramic visit to the forts from the WWII. It's also a peaceful place for koalas and friendly rocky wallabies. A return trip by ferry from Townsville cost 30AUD and it takes just 30 min.
Right now Australia is facing a crucial time in its history, they should change the way they're managing its invaluable and characteristic wildlife and natural resources. Koalas are losing their homes due of a massive deforestation supported by the government.
We would not like to live in a world where koalas or blue whales or orang-utans are nothing more than some pictures in a book. The earning of some money now will imply irreparable losses for the future. We do not want to explain to our children why we lose these animals forever. Even if you think that you are not important, you really are. Think about what you buy, what you do, what you vote... #wildlife#koala#nap#siesta#sleep#happy#island#roadtrip#travelphotography#nature#cute#townsville#travelcouple#traveltheworld#savetheworld#wwf#greenpeace#natgeo#nofilter#instagood#instatravel#instapic#travelgram