Rio de Janeiro... Cidade Maravilhosa
From Sao Paulo I headed east. The countryside turned into gentle rolling green hills.
Rio is nicknamed the Cidade Maravilhosa or "Marvelous City". Granted on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape, Rio de Janeiro is a UNESCO World Heritage Site named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea".
It is easy to see why.