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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.

26 September 2022

Bhutan bets on sustainable travel and increases daily tourist tax to $200

On September 23rd, Bhutan reopened its borders to international tourists with an increased fee of $200 per person per night, up from the previous $65. The […]
5 July 2022

Bhutan will welcome tourists again, but at what cost?

Bhutan will finally welcome back tourists in September, after being closed for over two years. The Kingdom’s Tourism Council (TCB) has announced that the reopening also […]
23 December 2021

The Trans Bhutan Trail ready to welcome visitors after 60 years

The Trans Bhutan Trail has been restored and will be open to visitors in 2022. For hundreds of years, it was used by pilgrims, messengers, armies […]
25 September 2020

Bhutan: Where happiness is a norm

“Please come and join us for dinner tonight, that’s my home down there” Sangay pointed out a traditional house next to the chorten (stupa) about 300 meters […]
19 June 2020
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Bhutan: The only country with a negative carbon footprint

In the 1970s the monarch of Bhutan declared, “Gross Domestic Happiness is more important than Gross Domestic Product.” The idea has since been integrated into the […]
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