Cover photo caption: This is just one of the countless breathtaking views in the seaside town of Paraty. Palm trees, tall mountains, glistening water, and cobblestone streets abound in this tropical paradise. I was constantly struck by how picturesque and dream-like Paraty is from every angle. The town’s ability to maintain its colonial image and rich history despite being a heavily touristed area is something I deeply appreciated. This image of Paraty is so beautiful and stunning that not including it in this blog would be a grave disservice to CET and the internet at large.