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Re: Sister City Info by johnnythemonkey on 21 May 2007 3:27pm
 
Are'nt they already twinned with Beirut ?
 
Re: Sister City Info by kazzzz on 22 May 2007 9:48am
 
Is there any actual point in towns being twinned? I wasn't even aware that ny town was twinned with ANYWHERE until I checked out Mike's link. I don't really see a reason.
 
Re: Sister City Info by johnnythemonkey on 22 May 2007 11:46am
 
My town is twinned with some equally obscure place in France. The point of it ? An excuse for a freebie for local councillors.
 
Re: Sister City Info by intrepid on 22 May 2007 5:19pm
 
My brother got to spend some time in Wurburg, Germany when he was in high school. It wouldn't have happened if there hadn't been a sister city program.
I'd thought that Brno, being the 2nd biggest city in the Czech Rep., tried to get itself paired with other cities which are also the 2nd largest in their respective countries, but that seems not to be the case.
See if you live in or near a city which is lucky enough to be paired with Brno.Dallas, USA
Kaunas, Lithuania
Leeds, United Kingdom
Leipzig, Germany
Poznań, Poland
Rennes, France
Sankt Pölten, Austria
Stuttgart, Germany
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Vienna, Austria
Voronezh, Russia
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
 
Re: Sister City Info by intrepid on 22 May 2007 5:28pm
 
Wait one (cotton pickin) minute. Rennes, France, is the sister city of Rochester, New York AND Brno, the Czech Republic. And yet, Brno and Rochester don't seem to be "related".

See if you're lucky enough to live in or near a city which is sister to Rochester, NY:
Bamako, Mali
Caltanissetta, Italy
Hamamatsu, Japan
Kraków, Poland
Novgorod, Russia
San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Rehovot, Israel
Rennes, France
Waterford, Ireland
Würzburg, Germany

and, what the heck, see if you're lucky enough to live in or near a city which is sister to Rennes, France:

Exeter (UK) since 1957.
Rochester (New York, USA) since 1958.
Erlangen (Germany) since 1964.
Brno (Czech Republic) since 1965.
Sendai (Miyagi, Japan) since 1967.
Leuven (Belgium) since 1980.
Cork (Ireland) since 1982.
Setif (Algeria) since 1982.
Rennes-les-Bains (Aude, France) since 1985.
Jinan (Shandong, China) since 1985.
Almaty (Kazakhstan) since 1991.
Poznań (Poland) since 1998.
Sibiu (Romania) since 1999.
Plateau Dogon (Mali) since 1999

Weird. Poznan, Poland seems to be in a similar duplicitous relationship to Rochester and Brno that Rennes has.
 
Re: Sister City Info by suzulu on 22 May 2007 10:30pm
 
My home town in Wales is twinned with a town in France. When I was in school there were exchange visits for the schoolchildren so good for those wanting to practice their French.
 
Re: Sister City Info by kazzzz on 23 May 2007 2:41am
 
Well I suppose geographically and financially it would be easier to visit France from Wales than it would be for anyone here to go to Boston, or vice versa.
 
Re: Sister City Info by tucsonmike on 24 May 2007 6:01am
 
Only if the people in those cities want to get something out of it.
 
Re: Sister City Info by kazzzz on 24 May 2007 1:21pm
 
Well I wouldn't mind Boston bun ;)
 
Re: Sister City Info by tucsonmike on 27 May 2007 2:05am
 
Oh Kaz, LOL! You make me laugh. This weeks Time which came today had an interview with my favorite Red Sox player David Ortiz, known as Big Papi.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5909

I also threw in Boston.com for you.
http://www.boston.com/

 
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