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 May 2023

Blue Origin wins NASA contract to land humans on the moon

NASA has selected Blue Origin to develop a human landing system for the agency’s Artemis V mission to the Moon. Through Artemis, NASA will explore more […]
24 May 2023

Climate activists block Geneva airport during Europe’s biggest private jet fair

A hundred climate activists supporting Greenpeace, Stay Grounded, Extinction Rebellion, Scientist Rebellion and other climate movement groups from 17 countries disrupted Europe’s biggest private jet sales […]
24 May 2023

Air New Zealand to offer traditional Māori skincare products on its flights

Air New Zealand has announced it will offer its Business Premier and Premium Economy customers a unique set of traditional Māori herbal skincare remedies. Passengers will […]
24 May 2023

Are regulators catching up on greenwashing?

The travel and tourism sector can reasonably claim parental responsibility for the concept of greenwashing. Initially, the concept was coined by  New York environmentalist Jay Westerveld, […]
24 May 2023

Helsinki Huussi showcased at Venice’s La Biennale

Finland’s exhibition at the world’s most respected architecture event of La Biennale di Venezia envisions a water conserving and nutrient recycling sanitation solution. A dry toilet […]
24 May 2023

First night train connecting Brussels and Berlin starts this Friday

After a successful test run on Monday, the first night train connecting Brussels and Berlin will start a regular schedule on Friday, 26 May, European Sleeper […]
24 May 2023

5 scenic cycling routes to discover in Tervuren

Cycling is an incredibly relaxing way to spend your free time while discovering your surroundings. Regardless of whether you prefer to take your ride on a […]
24 May 2023

3 must-visit Brussels markets

When you hear the word ‘market’, chances are you immediately think of the Saturday morning market they used to organize at your hometown. The one where […]
24 May 2023

History repeats itself: Tourism is the engine of the EU’s economy

Back in 2011, Portugal as other Member States, struggled to lift itself and its economy out of the swamp it had fallen into by the establishment […]
24 May 2023

Swiss village imposes measures to control flow of Korean Netflix tourists

The Swiss village of Iseltwald is imposing fees and traffic controls to avoid being over-run by tourists. The village appears in a popular South Korean Netflix […]
23 May 2023

Qantas launches ‘Neighbor Free’ option to keep adjacent seat empty during flights

Australian airline Qantas has announced a new option for its passengers as they will now be able to book adjacent seats on the plane to expand […]
23 May 2023

Brussels Airlines reintroduces Neuhaus chocolate gift boxes for business passengers

Brussels Airlines is once again extending its collaboration with Belgian chocolatier Neuhaus. After a three-year break due to the Corona pandemic, the large praline boxes will […]
23 May 2023

France’s ban on short haul flights enters into force

France’s ban on short haul domestic flights has finally entered into force in the morning of 23 May, the country’s Transport Minister Clément Beaune announced on […]
23 May 2023

4 British hotels which could come straight out of Bridgerton

Every now and then, we would all like to live a movie or serie in real life. Sure, how things are portrayed isn’t often realistic. But […]
23 May 2023

Sabena was founded exactly 100 years ago

Today, one hundred years ago, one of the most emblematic European airlines came into existence. The Société Anonyme Belge d’Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne, Sabena, was […]
23 May 2023

Disney’s $2,400-a-night Star Wars hotel set to close after less than 2 years

Walt Disney World in Florida has announced it intends to close its $2,400-a-night Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel, only 18 months after it was opened. Guests […]