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spring33 Sep 30th, 2004 09:18 AM

Where are the other 'sister cities"
This summer, Amityville- Le Bourget Alliance celebrated its 25 anniversary. During these years, many Americans and French participated in this exchange. Last summer, the American went as guests to the French and in 2 years, we will host the French vistors. I know that there are many sister cities but I have not 'spoken' to others about their exchange. I am eager to hear from others who have had the joy of this cultural and educational exchange.

dan_woodlief Sep 30th, 2004 09:38 AM

When I was a grad student at the University of Wisconsin, my wife and I took a study abroad course in Europe. When we were walking around Freiburg, Germany alone one day, we found painted paving stones in the Altstadt portraying Wisconsin's capitol building. Turned out that the two were sister cities. Of course, I took a photo of it.

tcreath Sep 30th, 2004 09:42 AM

I live in southwestern Illinois near Columbia, IL, which has a sister city; Gedern, Germany.

Barbara Sep 30th, 2004 09:58 AM

San Diego has 14 sister cities. They are:

Leon, Mexico
Campinas, Brazil
Cavite, Phillipines
Edinburgh, Scotland
Jeonju, Korea
Alcala, Spain
Perth, Australia
Taichung, Taiwan

Barbara Sep 30th, 2004 10:02 AM

Sorry, I clicked on the wrong thing. The rest are:

Tema, Ghana
Tijuana, Mexico
Vladivostok, Russia
Warsaw Province, Poland
Yantai, China
Yokohama, Japan

I had no idea there were so many. I thought three or four! I think it makes for nice trips for elected officials at public expense.

Parker Sep 30th, 2004 10:11 AM

Marietta, Georgia and Linz, Germany

They've had a number of exchange visits for the past 20 years.

joan Sep 30th, 2004 10:37 AM

St. Petersburg, Florida, and St. Petersburg, Russia

JJ5 Sep 30th, 2004 11:25 AM

My town, Tinley Park Illinois, has had a 15 year close sister city relationship with Budingen, Germany. We have groups go there one year, come here the next. They stay in Tinley Park family homes and the groups have been large, 60 to 100 or more. They have sent their Octoberfest bands and we have send some of our Arts Alive! troups. We host them for several events and take them around Chicago too.

A few years ago we added a second sister city of Mallow, Ireland and that group is building up in numbers also.

rjw_lgb_ca Sep 30th, 2004 11:43 AM

Long Beach, California sister cities:

Bacolod, Philippines
Calcutta, India
Yokkaichi, Japan
Manta, Ecuador
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Qingdao, Shandong, China
San José del Cabo, Mexico
Sochi, Russia
Valparaiso, Chile

Who knew...?

GoTravel Sep 30th, 2004 12:34 PM

Charleston and Spoleto, Italy

cher_cher Sep 30th, 2004 12:43 PM

Osaka, Japan is San Francisco's. I thought it was Valparaiso. Seems like it should be...

BuffaloGirl Sep 30th, 2004 07:51 PM

Buffalo, New New York has sister cities in:

Dortmund, Germany
Kanazawa, Japan
Lille, France
Rzeszow, Poland
Tver, Russia
Kiryat Gat, Israel
Cape Coast, Ghana
Drohobych, L'vivs'ka (L'viv), kraine
Siena, Italy

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