sister cities

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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...