The city is beautiful and is a combination of old and new. The parks are very nice and are kept very clean.
The parks are well used by the locals, especially on weekends. I would recommend taking the double decker bus sight seeing tour through the city. When the tour guide on the bus says sit down or duck he means it. Some of the wires crossing the streets are literally only inches above your head when seated on the upper deck of the bus. Keep your eyes open for them.