Janel Curry is professor of geography and environmental studies at Calvin College. Her research focuses on the interaction of cultural worldviews and environmental policy. She has extensive experience in cross-cultural settings including this most recent Fulbright fellowship to Hong Kong. Her Hong Kong blog has evolved into a blog that refl ects on cross-cultural encounters with place. It can be found at: http://www.curryinhongkong.blogspot.com. She will return to Hong Kong for six months in 2012. She can be reached at: email@example.com.