The Night the Dictator Danced: What’s next for Uzbekistan after Karimov?
by Jean Godden
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?
Sep 22, 2016
Sister city travel guide: Eating your way around Iceland
by Anna Goren
It’s no coincidence that Seattle and Reykjavik have been sister cities since 1986.
Jun 12, 2014
Sister city travel guide: Haiphong, Vietnam
by Gennie Gebhart
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 it was his “second tour through Vietnam.” Forty years ago, a “tour” in Vietnam meant something entirely different for young Americans. In the space of just one generation, the setting of […]
May 6, 2014
My time in Tashkent: report-back from our Central Asian sister city
by Jean Godden
City Councilmember Jean Godden visited Uzbekistan this summer to celebrate the enduring relationship between Seattle and Tashkent.
Oct 16, 2013
Sister Cities reception celebrates Seattle’s international ties
by Christian Zerbel
The 17th annual Seattle Sister Cities reception last week brought people from all around the globe to Seattle City Hall to celebrate diversity and cross-cultural relationships.
May 17, 2013
Sister city travel guide: Christchurch, New Zealand
by Abby Higgins
Winter blues got you down? Seattle’s southern hemisphere sister city makes for a perfect February vacation destination.
Feb 21, 2013
Chinese b-ballers school West Seattle girls on and off the court
by Sarah Stuteville
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 stands and turns towards a red flag hung beside the hoop as the band strikes up a brassy version of the national anthem…of the People’s Republic of China. This […]
Jan 18, 2013