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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 August 2022

EAT festival returns to Brussels at the end of September

After its special “Dinners” edition in 2021, the Eat Festival returns to Brussels from the 29th of September to the 2nd of October 2022, in the […]
25 August 2022

Belgium’s KU Leuven will celebrate its 600th anniversary in 2025

Leuven’s Catholic University (KU Leuven) will celebrate its 600th anniversary in 2025. It’s one of Europe’s oldest universities and according to Belga news agency, it ranks […]
23 August 2022

Leisure sailing no longer allowed on Flemish waterways due to drought and high temperatures

From Monday August 22nd, recreational boating are no longer be allowed on waterways with little or no commercial traffic, the agency that manages Flanders’ waterways (De […]
19 August 2022

An introduction to Belgian chocolate

Everybody loves chocolate. It is s guilty pleasure we all indulge in every once in a while, maybe more around the holidays or for special occasions, […]
3 August 2022

Tourism in Flanders increased by 27% compared to the same period in 2021

The tourism sector is booming again in Flanders due, at least in part, to an increase in the number of foreign travelers who are once again […]
2 August 2022

Low-emission zone could be imposed at Brussels Airport to reduce noise levels

On Friday July 29th, the federal ombudsman responsible for Belgium’s national airport at Zaventem, Philippe Touwaide, announced that he has made a complete mapping of the […]
2 August 2022

Flanders adapts cycling infrastructure to accommodate the increased bicycle use

The Flemish region is working to adapt its cycling infrastructure in light of the growing number of bicycles on the streets, as well as the increasing […]
2 August 2022

The K-Pop Academy returns to Brussels

The Korean Cultural Center in Brussels organizes once again the “K-Pop academy” for Belgians and Europeans who love Korean culture, starting on 1 August until 27 […]
2 August 2022

Brussels Airlines launches new safety instructions video with Belgian band Hooverphonic

The Belgian band Hooverphonic, who represented the country at the Eurovision song contest in 2021, has now partnered with Brussels Airlines to create a song with […]
1 August 2022

Discover Antwerp’s fully high-tech automated hotel

The A-Stay hotel in Antwerp, Belgium, allows guests to do everything by themselves. Founded by Antwerp businessman Ben Van Loo, the high-tech hotel has just a […]
29 July 2022

The longest tram line in the world is in Belgium

The best way to visit the Belgian coastline is to take the Coastal Tram or De Kusttram, as it is called in Dutch. The Coastal Tram […]
28 July 2022

Ukraine now has a place at Mini Europe among EU nations

Ukraine now has a place alongside members of the EU bloc at Mini Europe, the open-air theme park in Brussels displaying small replicas of famous European […]
27 July 2022

“Posh” camping in the heart of the Ardennes

Everyone’s heard of camping, of course, and many of us will have tried it at some point over the years. But many may still be unfamiliar […]
27 July 2022

Why Belgium is one of the best music festivals destinations in the world

Having the most festivals per inhabitant in the world, Belgium’s festival scene is one of the best in the world. For such a small country, it […]
26 July 2022

What impact do international schools have in Brussels?

The capital of Belgium is the beating heart of Europe in more than one way. Because of its location, the country has been a crossroad for […]
25 July 2022

24 hours in Meise

Meise is a Belgian municipality located just outside Brussels, in the Flemish Brabant region. Its scenery and quiet atmosphere make it great for a short getaway […]
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