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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.

17 March 2023

Bali to ban tourists from renting motorcycles

After a series of road accidents involving tourists, authorities in Bali are considering banning motorcycle and scooter rentals to foreigners, Bali governor Wayan Koster announced during […]
23 February 2023

This retired Boeing 737 was given a second life as a luxury villa

A retired Boeing 737 has been turned into a private luxury villa, sitting at the top of a cliff near Bali’s Nyang-Nyang Beach. The aircraft belonged […]
8 February 2023

Indonesia’s tourism industry is now aiming for ‘quality over quantity’

On February 3rd, Indonesia announced several tourism recovery strategies on the sidelines of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2023, which took place from February 2 to […]
30 January 2023

Bali’s tourism sees signs of recovery as Chinese travelers flock to the island

Thousands of Chinese tourists are arriving en masse to Indonesia, especially to Bali, after authorities in China lifted travel restrictions early this month. Since then, the […]
4 January 2023

Bali’s tourism industry struggles to hire new workers

Tourism is on the rise in Bali after most of the Covid-related restrictions have been eased. The hospitality industry, however, is facing challenges to hire enough […]
12 December 2022

Indonesia’s new sex laws expected to have negative impact on tourism

On Tuesday December 6th, Indonesia’s Parliament passed new laws that ban cohabitation and sex outside marriage. The laws apply to nationals, foreign residents and tourists in […]
28 October 2022

Bali targets wealthy tourists with up to 10 years visa

With remote work becoming the norm for many people around the world, a number of countries is betting on digital nomads as a source of revenue. […]
25 October 2022

Indonesia is paying fishermen to collect plastic waste from the ocean

Indonesia is paying fishers to collect plastic trash from the ocean. In a move that is part of the broad effort to reduce pollution, the Ministry […]
18 October 2022

Indonesia’s bullet train to start running in 2023

Indonesia’s bullet train, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, is on track to become operational in 2023, despite a delay caused by discrepancies in […]
24 August 2022

This Indonesian tribe has the bluest eyes ever seen

An indigenous tribe in Indonesia looks very different from the stereotypes that sometimes exist in society, especially in the West. And the reason behind that difference […]
19 August 2022

Indonesia celebrates it’s 77th independence under the motto ‘recover faster, rise stronger’

On the 17th of August, Indonesia celebrated the 77th anniversary of its Independence.  This year’s theme was Recover Faster, Rise Stronger. The theme brings an aura […]
6 July 2022

Indonesia introduces digital nomad visa to allow stays of 5 tax free years

The pandemic has changed the world in more ways than anyone would have imagined. One of these changes is the adoption of work from home habits […]
7 June 2022

Indonesia lifts Covid-19 test requirement for vaccinated travelers

On May 17th, the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo announced that the country no longer requires vaccinated travelers to present a negative Covi-19 test upon entering […]
20 April 2022

Indonesia is moving its capital city to the Borneo jungle

Jakarta, the current capital of Indonesia, is one of the fastest sinking cities in the world, being at risk of disappearing due to sea-level rise and […]
26 January 2022

Why is Jakarta sinking?

Jakarta is among the several cities at risk of disappearing due to the sea-level rise and flooding. While the capital of Indonesia is no exception to […]
6 January 2022

Only 45 international tourists visited Bali in 2021

In 2021 Bali only received 45 international tourists, mainly because of the strict border control measures and a closed airport. This number provided by the Central […]
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