By Leo Cutting, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The small town of Paraty, situated south of Rio de Janeiro on the Costa Verde (Green Coast), has long been a popular destination for travelers seeking sun, sand, nature and a break from the hustle and bustle of Brazil’s larger cities. The town center’s colorful colonial houses and baroque churches allow visitors to feel as though they have stepped back in time to when Paraty was first founded by the Portuguese in 1667 . . .