Rio de Janeiro
I lived in Rio de Janeiro during the first half of 2011. Rio is the second biggest Brazilian city and the third biggest in the Latin America. Rio is the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, with 6 million inhabitants. The city was the capital of Brazil from 1763 to 1960. Rio is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laidback beach culture and its annual carnival. Rio nickname is Marvelous City.