"The amazing thing about Seattle and Vancouver is how different we are, considering our near-identical climates and bioregions, similar hybrid ethnicities and parallel histories. Look at a satellite photo of Puget Sound to Howe Sound, and it’s clear that there is now a border-straddling megalopolis from Lions Bay to Tacoma: seven million people in one virtual city, with the insufferable anomaly of an international border down the middle. With two heads but one conjoined body, Vancouver and Seattle are Siamese twins. Yet we are fused not at the head, but at the back—forever looking in different directions. We may share the same flesh, but our outlooks are, in many ways, starkly different." - From the Seattle Series
The April 2007 edition of Vancouver Magazine had a special series examining Seattle. You can learn a lot from an outsider's perspective, so check it out.
The Seattle Series
- 36 Hours in Seattle: Where to eat, shop, sightsee, and take five.
- Bed Check: A look into 3 different hotels
- Culture Crawl: Vancouver's selected music, books, and independent coffee.
- The New Seattle: What Vancouver can learn from its Pacific Sister
- A Tale of Two Cities: A Column Comparison
Thanks to [Rain City Guide] for the find.