About Jennifer Peterson

Jenni Peterson is living in Medellín while working toward her PhD in disease ecology. She writes the blog Gringaology about her experiences as a gringa in Medellín. Find her on Google+.

What the Heck is Chikungunya?

Chikungunya is a virus spread by the mosquito species Aedes aegypti, the same mosquito responsible for the transmission of dengue fever.

Recommended Medical Professionals and Clinics

A list of recommended medical professionals and clinics in Medellin from expats who’ve used their services.

Beyoncé in Concert: A Review of the Mrs. Carter Tour

Jenny attends Beyoncé’s debut concert in Colombia at Estadio in Medellin, and compares the experience to seeing Madonna in 2012.

15 Lessons Learned at the World Cup Qualifying Match in Barranquilla

Jennifer shares 15 lessons learned after traveling to attend the Colombia v. Ecuador World Cup qualifying match in the coastal city of Barranquilla.

La Feria de las Flores: Beyond the Horses, Cars and Silleteros

Jenni dives into the minor events surrounding every Feria de las Flores, and discovers which ones are worth your time, and which should be skipped.

The Great Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Taste Test

Jennifer and friends sample ice creams and frozen yogurts at the nine dessert shops in the Premium Plaza Mall. Find out which one tasted the best!