🇦🇹 Austria.


Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

22 May 2023

Austria’s Hallstatt erects fence to deter selfie-takers

The Austrian village of Hallstatt recently erected a wooden barrier to block the view of the Alps to protest against mass tourism. Hallstatt is a popular […]
14 July 2022

What is the world’s most expensive caviar

Good food is something most of us are able to appreciate. On a daily basis, that means fresh, ideally local ingredients and homemade dishes. Every now […]
4 March 2022

How Disney movie ‘Frozen’ led the tiny village of Hallstatt to an overtourism situation

The tiny Austrian village of Hallstatt has been rumoured to be an inspiration for the fairytale kingdom Arendelle in Disney’s Frozen film series. The scenic beauty […]
16 January 2022

Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination in Austria as of 1 February

1. Mandatory vaccination After preliminary warnings, Austria is about to become the first European country introducing mandatory Covid-19 vaccination. The measure should apply as of 1 […]
11 June 2021

10 most Instagrammable places in Vienna

Vienna is truly a wonderful city, the 6th largest city in the European Union and known to be the City of Classical Music centuries after master […]
18 December 2020

Tyrol: Capital of the Austrian Winter Wonderland

Tirol is a postcard-worthy region with its imposing mountain ranges, steep valleys, vast fields of wildflowers and tranquil lakes. The region has 500 peaks of at […]
27 November 2020

Austrian village of Fucking to be renamed Fugging

Fucking (yes, Fucking, spelled like that!) is a small Austrian village located 30 km north of Salzburg in the border region of Upper Austria. The tiny […]
14 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief: Austria 🇦🇹

Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 15th. Notice: Austria has issued a warning for the whole of the Czech Republic as well as […]
6 November 2020

A wonderful night in Vienna

We all have heard about Vienna’s terrorist attack that severly hit the city early this week. In this article, I would like to pay tribute to […]
26 October 2020

Brussels-Vienna night train will run three times a week

As of the 13th of December, the night train services from Brussels to Vienna will run three instead of two times a week, the Austrian railroad […]
22 September 2020
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Souvenirs from Vienna: Tips for a romantic weekend

A few years ago, I traveled to Vienna in Austria with my boyfriend at that time. I was 23 and the world was a place of […]
24 August 2020

Austria imposes border controls
and triggers traffic chaos

Austria has tightened its border controls and travelers driving through the country found themselves stuck in a traffic for long periods of time. Some of them […]
14 August 2020

“Così fan tutte”: Mozart’s opera
at the Salzburg Festival

2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Salzburg Festival. This year, the Austrian capital is celebrating this milestone with a special edition that was almost cancelled due […]
29 June 2020
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Ryanair to offer 64 routes from Vienna as of July 1

Starting on Wednesday 1st July Ryanair will open 67 routes to and from Austria as part of the company’s post-Covid Summer 2020 schedule. Its Vienna base […]
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