sister cities

Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov (L) dances as Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev applauds next to him during Independence Day celebrations in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2007. (Photo from Reuters / Shamil Zhumatov)

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Seattle's sister city Tashkent is in mourning and turmoil after the death of longtime dictator Islam Karmov. What will happen to Uzbekistan after Karimov?

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It’s no coincidence that Seattle and Reykjavik have been sister cities since 1986.

Backpacker enjoying street food at a curbside cafe in Haiphong. (Photo from Flickr by HRamirez)

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On a bus on my way to Haiphong,  Seattle’s Vietnamese sister city, I chatted with another young American about our travels. He mentioned that...

A mosque showing the traditional architectural style in Tashkent. (Photo by so11e via Flickr)

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City Councilmember Jean Godden visited Uzbekistan this summer to celebrate the enduring relationship between Seattle and Tashkent.  Tashkent, Uzbekistan is an ancient city positioned along...

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The 17th annual Seattle Sister Cities reception last week brought people from all around the globe to Seattle City Hall to celebrate diversity and...

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Winter blues got you down? Seattle's southern hemisphere sister city makes for a perfect February vacation destination. In the early 80s, Christchurch was looking for...

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It’s Saturday night high school basketball in West Seattle. There are sneakers squeaking on the court and dutiful families chatting in the bleachers. Suddenly the crowd...