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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.

25 September 2020

A paradigm shift from quantity to quality tourism: Interview with Visit Flanders’ Marketing Director Elke Dens

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the world’s social and economic engines. With travel restrictions in place, tourism has been one of the sectors that’s suffered the […]
24 September 2020

“The crisis is an opportunity to foster a more resilient industry” says Emirates’ Jean-Pierre Martin

Jean-Pierre Martin, General manager Emirates Belgium and Luxembourg, communicated with the European press and stated that Emirates’ approach was based on a three-pronged plan of action. […]
23 September 2020

5 Wellness Spas in Belgium

Given it was the Belgians who first began using the term ‘spa’ centuries ago, it is not surprising that this relaxing past time remains extremely popular […]
23 September 2020

Covid-19: Belgium will soon allow travel to red-zone destinations

Starting from this Friday, September 25th, travelling to a red-zone destination from Belgium will no longer be forbidden. Sanctions (such as fines) will no longer be […]
21 September 2020

Mini-Europe to close its doors at the end of 2020

Mini-Europe’s management has announced that the tourist park will close on December 31st of this year. The company cites the impact of the corona crisis and […]
16 September 2020

10 amazing festivals in Belgium

2020 has surely been a difficult year for the event sector. The lockdown and the implementation of social distancing measures to fight Covid-19 have forced organizers […]
15 September 2020

Covid-19 Test Centre opens at Brussels Airport

As of the 14th of September, you can get tested on Covid-19 at our airport after your trip, when returning from a red zone. The internationally […]
13 September 2020

Belgium still at risk of coronavirus resurgence

According to Yves Coppieters, a Belgian epidemiologist, Belgian leaders should remain cautious as their country is still at risk of facing a flare-up of the new […]
11 September 2020

Brussels Museums make their comeback

From Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 October, artists and cultural organisations are taking the stage in 40 Brussels’ museums to eclipse the gloom of 2020 and […]
8 September 2020

Redefining Eeetwell’s ‘fresh and authentic’ design in Belgium

Eeetwell is a restaurant in Antwerp that serves healthy, locally sourced food with a large portion of awareness on the side. From scratch. “At Eeetwell we […]
8 September 2020

Ardennes: The beauty of Nature in Belgium

Belgium has many tourist attractions, but some people know only Brussels, Brugge, the Mannekin Pis, and the Atomium. But in Belgium you can find also many […]
7 September 2020

Demonstration against Covid-19 measures held in Brussels

After a first demonstration a few weeks ago, the movement “Viruswaanzin/Folievirus” demonstrated against the Covid-19 measures in Brussels on Sunday September 6th. “Demonstrations are limited to […]
6 September 2020

Ghent: A Flemish jewel

If you like the city of Brugge, you will like Ghent too. Ghent is a city and a municipality in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It […]
5 September 2020

5 Secrets of Place du Luxembourg

Brussels is one of cities in the world, known best – in the context of sightseeing – by a square: the Grand Place, this architecturally so […]
4 September 2020

Traveling through art:
Smoke Signals by Vaughn Spann

It would be an understatement to claim that Vaughn Spann’s work focuses on the politics of living in this current day and age. Their relatability and […]
3 September 2020

Château de Vignée: A high-end boutique hotel in the Belgian Ardennes

Nature reigns in the restored Château de Vignée, a high-end boutique hotel deeply rooted the Belgian Ardennes. But not in a way you might expect. Belgian […]
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