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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.

1 June 2023

How is the tourism sector recovering in Uzbekistan?

For almost two years the pandemic brought the world to a standstill. Many sectors were affected, especially tourism. According to the UNWTO forecasts, the number of […]
14 October 2022

Why you should add Samarkand to your bucket list

The tourism sector is defined by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev as one of the strategic sectors of the country’s national economy. […]
20 July 2022

Flydubai launches direct flights from Dubai to the historical city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan

Air Marakanda, the operator of Samarkand Airport, announced earlier this week the launch of a new route from Samarkand with flydubai, the Emirati government-owned low-cost airline. […]
15 April 2022

Uzbekistan to host Boysun Bahori international folklore festival next 7 and 8 May

On May 7 and 8, the Uzbek festival “Boysun Bahori”, the long-awaited holiday of the renewal of nature, national traditions and folklore will start in the […]
6 December 2021

Why Samarkand deserves to host the 25th UNWTO General Assembly

Samarkand, the Mecca of modern tourism, will host the UNWTO General Assembly in 2023. Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in the world, founded, according […]
1 December 2021

Why Asliddin Khasanov is the master of Samarkand bread

Bread is one of the symbols of Samarkand. Uzbek loaves come in different types and sizes, each distinguished by unusual decorative patterns and unique taste. Numerous […]
17 November 2021

Samarkand’s Khovorenko Winery

Samarkand’s rich history and stunning UNESCO-listed monuments are no secret – Registan Square, the marvellously tiled Shah-i-Zinda necropolis and the old town draw people from around […]
9 November 2021

Tourism in Uzbekistan in 2021 and beyond

Tourism has become a strategic pilar of Uzbekistan’s national economy. This Central Asian country welcomed in 2016 2.1 million visitors and before the pandemic, in 2019, […]
8 November 2021

The tourism potential of Uzbekistan presented in the capital of Europe

Last Thursday November 4, in Brussels, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sport of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Embassy of the Republic of […]
11 October 2021

“I will go to Kokand”: II International Festival of Handicrafts will be held in Uzbekistan

In 2022, the II International Festival of Crafts will be held in Kokand. This is provided for by the Government decree by July 8, 2021 in […]
19 August 2021
Samarkand @ António Buscardini

In 2022 Uzbekistan will see the grand opening of Silk Road Samarkand, a unique tourist complex

Since historic occasions, Uzbekistan has been within the heart of Great Silk Road and has an excellent historic, cultural and architectural heritage. Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva are […]
22 June 2021

Cycling in Uzbekistan through the Rumi Trail

The Rumi Trail is a long-distance pilgrimage trail honouring the ancient Khorasan traditions which travelled with Mevlana Rumi. It starts in the heart of central Asia […]
4 June 2021

Uzbek Deputy PM elected vice-president of UNWTO General Assembly

Following the voting results of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Europe, representatives from Uzbekistan and Hungary were unanimously elected as vice-presidents of the 24th session of […]
5 May 2021

Uzbekistan’s plan to reach zero emissions by 2050

Yesterday, the Press Club in Brussels held a press conference on the efforts and investments going into Uzbekistan and its energy sector, specifically the new Stone […]
14 April 2021

Uzbekistan improves legislation on the flora protection and on the trade in endangered species

Uzbekistan is not only a country-successor of the great ancient civilizations that once existed on its modern territory and gave the world a huge number of […]
28 December 2020

First ski resort opens in Uzbekistan: Amirsoy Mountain Resort

For the first time in Uzbekistan, a world-class ski resort opens its doors, which is a real joy for residents and tourists. Amirsoy is a huge […]
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