Durham's 9 Sister Cities

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Oct 17 9:00 am - Nov 30 10:00 pm
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Click here to meet Durham's 9 Sister Cities from around the world. They all have exchange programs in the areas of Education, Medicine, the Arts, Local Government;, Business, Environment. Pictured are quilts from some of our Sister Cities on display in the Lobby of Durham's City Hall.

• A city in East Africa and Sister City with Durham since 1991 • Center for safari excursions • Mt Meru is at the northern border of the city, and at 14,968 feet is one of the highest mountains in Africa along with nearby Mt Kilimanjaro at 19,341 feet. • Sister City Projects: Hosting Youth Dance Groups Helped establish a Maternal and Child Health Centre Working with St. Joseph’s Girls School water project Providing school uniforms for orphans • You can experience East African food at Durham’s Palace International restaurant, and purchase African products in Durham at African Land and Exotique Boutique • Here are videos to introduce you to Arusha and to Tanzania
Durham Sister City since 2019. It is noted for the beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture yet is a modern city with major vehicle manufacturing plants. • Sister Cities Projects: Hosting dental students from Mexico in partnership with the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Planning economic cooperation projects. • Durham, like many American cities, has many restaurants who provide you the Mexican experience, such as : Dos Perros; Cosmic Cantina; El Corral; Los Portales; Eldodrado; Mi Calvillo; Chubby’s Tacos; Taqueria La Vaquita; Torero’s; Guanajueto; El Patron; El Rodeo; Nuvo Taco; La Fondita; Super Taqueria; Del Rancho • Here are videos to introduce you to Celaya and to Mexico
A Sister City with Durham since 1975 • Durham, founded in medieval times, is in northeast England, near the North Sea. • It is a cathedral city, with its famous Norman style Durham Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Sister City Projects: High School Exchange Visits; Choir visits; Drama with Castle Theatre of Durham University. A Taste of the mix of Britain and India can be found at Durham’s Viceroy Restaurant Here are videos to introduce you to Durham, England and to the country of England .
A Sister city with Durham since 2017. • Kavala is a port city on the northern Aegean Sea, founded in the 7th Century with ties with the early Greek culture, the Roman Empire, Apostle Paul of Christianity, the Byzantine Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. The nearby ancient ruins of Philippi are a UNESCO World Heritage Site • Tobacco center in the 19th and 20th centuries, shipping Turkish tobacco around the world, including Durham, NC. • Sister City Projects: Participating in Kavala’s Cosmopolis Dance Festival; Fund raising Receptions, Partnering with Duke Homestead and Tobacco Museum • You can enjoy the Greek experience at several Durham restaurants, such as: Parizade; Bleu Olive; Greek Cuisine; Benetis Athena • Here are videos to introduce you to Kavala and to Greece .
A Sister City with Durham since 1989 • Kostroma was founded in 1152 on the banks of the Volga River. It is one of the Golden Ring of Cities northeast of Moscow • Site of the beginning of the Romanov dynasty (1600s – 1917) • Sister City Projects: Open World Grants with the Library of Congress supporting visits of librarians, local government officials, educators. They have also had exchanges with artists and high school students • Here are videos to introduce you to Kostroma and to Russia .
A Sister City with Durham since 2019. • Sister City with Durham since 2019 • Kostroma was founded in 1152 on the banks of the Volga River. It is one of the Golden Ring of Cities northeast of Moscow • Site of the beginning of the Romanov dynasty (1600s – 1917) • Sister City Projects: Open World Grants with the Library of Congress supporting visits of librarians, local government officials, educators. They have also had exchanges with artists and high school students • Here are videos to introduce you to Kostroma and to Russia
A Sister City with Durham since 2019. • “Pura Vida” – “loving life”-- is a motto of all Costa Ricans • Located in the northwest area of Costa Rica in the mountain area of Guanacaste, where you will find the Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal, and Windmills for energy efficiency. • Sister City Projects: Teachers professional workshops Working with ecological projects Planning language immersion experiences • Here are videos to introduce you to Tilaran and to Costa Rica
A Sister City with Durham since 1989. • On the coast of the Sea of Japan, with the Japanese Alps nearby, noted for skiing • Noted for being a “City of Medicine” • Sister City Projects: Annual Toyama College of Foreign Languages visits Exchange visits of medical residents High School exchanges Japanese Tea Pavilion at Duke Gardens • A list of Durham’s Japanese restaurants provide a wide range of Japanese experiences: Dashi; M Sushi; Kanki; Akashi; Yamazushi; Sansui Sushi; Kurama; Koumi; M Tempura; Japan Express; Tokyo Express; Neo Japan; Shiki Sushi; Hibachi 88; Hibachi Grill; Genji • Here are videos to introduce you to Toyama and to Japan Zhuzhou
A Sister City with Durham since 2012. • Located in Hunan Province and is a railroad hub for south central China • A major industrial center for China • Sister City Projects: School exchange visits Hosting local government officials (Mayors, Police, Agriculture) COVID-19 Masks provided from Zhuzhou to Durham • You will find lots of Chinese restaurants in Durham including: P.F. Chang’s; Shanghai; Hong Kong; Neo China; Happy China; Sister Liu’s; Wok’n Grille; China Buffet; Orient Garden; Dragon Inn; Handy China; Golden China; Panda Express; Bahn’s Cuisine • Here are videos to introduce you to Zhuzhou and to China



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Engage members of Durham’s diverse community to promote international friendship, intercultural understanding, and economic development through Sister Cities programs and relationships.