I have never seen a nicer place. The sparkling water in the harbor with a row of gleaming skyscrapers on the opposite shore set against a lush backdrop of mountains created a perfect blend of nature and civilization. I just spent a week in another city to renew my visa. It was so modern, beautiful, and clean. There was a good reason it was so clean. There were signs posted everywhere about the fines for eating or drinking on public transportation, and warnings against littering or spitting in public.