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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.

15 November 2022

New night train service to run between Prague and Zurich via Germany

The Czech Republic’s national rail operator Czech Railways has announced a new sleeper service that will go from Prague to the Swiss city of Zurich via […]
13 October 2022

Czech Republic to stop accepting Russians with Schengen visas

The Czech Foreign Minister announced on Wednesday, 12 October, the country will join the Baltic states, Finland and Poland in banning Russian tourists, even if they […]
14 July 2022

If you’ve never visited a porcelain factory, what are you waiting for?

On my last day in the Karlovy Vary region I visited the Thun 1794 porcelain factory, in the city of Nová Role, and it was just […]
28 June 2022

Travelling back to the Middle Ages at Loket Castle

The Middle Ages were the times of kings and queens, balls, knights and muses, chivalries and courtesies. Of course, living in medieval times would be far […]
17 June 2022

Everything you need to know about Czech medical spas, with a twist

The Czech Republic is famous around the world for its spa culture. Dating back hundreds of years, there are numerous spa towns in the country, each […]
8 June 2022

Why Karlovy Vary is one of Europe’s best regions for year-round outdoor activities

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Karlovy Vary region in the Czech Republic. While reading about it before my trip I was expecting to […]
14 September 2021

48 hours in Prague

A city trip to Prague is never boring! Prague is one of the most beautiful European capitals. The Czech capital has colourful squares and winding streets, […]
10 August 2021

The 10 most beautiful castles of the Czech Republic

Impregnable fortresses, defiant forts, fairy-tale chateaux and whimsical summer palaces in expansive landscaped parks. The Czech Republic can easily be called “Land of Castles and Chateaus”. […]
7 July 2021

5 best National Parks you must visit in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a great country to enjoy the outdoors and explore nature. The varied landscape offers something for everyone and makes a walking or […]
11 June 2021

Cycling along the former Iron Curtain Trail in the Czech Republic

For nearly fifty years, the impenetrable Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe during the Cold War. Now all 16 European countries along this former border […]
19 May 2021

10 Reasons to go to the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic lies in the middle of Europa and is known for Franz Kafka and Václav Havel. Despite its small size Czechia has countless sights […]
11 March 2021

Explore the world through cinema: Echoes of Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

The Echoes of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival returns to Brussels after one year. The film festival will take place for the ninth time from […]
10 March 2021

Czech Republic: A drop of 75% in international tourist arrivals in 2020

A sharp decline in total tourist numbers of 51% compared to 2019, a drop in international tourist arrivals of 75% and the capital city of Prague […]
15 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief: Czech Republic 🇨🇿

Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 15th. Can I travel to the Czech Republic? Countries are divided into three categories: green, orange and red. The list is […]
9 November 2020

Czech Republic has the highest infection rate in Europe

Belgium is no longer the European country with the highest number of Covid-19 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, thanks to gradually improving infection rates. According to Sciensano’s […]
19 October 2020

Manneken Pis receives costume to commemorate Czech National Day

Manneken Pis, the symbol of Brussels, will on the 21st of October for the first time wear a costume donated by the Czech Republic. The costume […]
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