Hasta la próxima, Bogotá

I’m off this morning for the Caribbean coastal town of Cartagena, but it’s sad to leave the delights of Bogotá.  It was a wonderful visit, with friendly and hospitable faculty at the Universidad de Los Andes.  Here’s a bit of the campus nestled in the verdant Andean foothills.

And a taste of posts to come, including frutas, aves, y ranas. Here’s a hungry (or peeved) Hemiphractus fasciatus:

A special h/t to the U. de l. A. faculty, and my hosts, Andrew Crawford and Vicky Flechas


  1. daveau
    Posted November 17, 2010 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    What’s up with the rana?

  2. Posted November 17, 2010 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    That is the cutest little frog!

  3. Posted November 17, 2010 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    What is that frog? I remember something in a Durrell book (The Drunken Forest I think) about his capture of a frog roughly matching this description, claimed by locals to be venomous. In order to demonstrate its harmlessness he stuck his thumb in its mouth and instantly regretted it, since its jaws were incredibly strong – he likened it to smashing his thumb with a hammer. Can’t bring the name to mind right now – one of the horned frogs?

  4. Posted November 17, 2010 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    That frog is eating a fried egg?

    The visit certainly sounds wonderful; this has been some great travel blogging. Looking forward to the Cartagena segment.

  5. Greg Peterson
    Posted November 17, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    All I knew about Bogota is that when Rush was on its train to Bangkok, it was their first stop–to check the Columbian fields. And now I see there’s so much more. Like that frog. That frogbert ought to be the model for a Gummi Frog. Seriously. That’d be the best Gummi Frog ever.

  6. Jeff A
    Posted November 17, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Bogota is a special city. It’s a great place to visit if you’ve got a local to show you around.

    What a tourist destination Colombia would be if not for the security issues.

  7. Diane G.
    Posted November 17, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    What an intruguing looking campus!

    • Diane G.
      Posted November 17, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

      Self: Do Not hit the post button before glancing at post!


  8. Brian
    Posted November 18, 2010 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    You’re going to New Carthage? Cool.

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