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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.

10 May 2022

Vietnam seeks more sustainable tourism alternatives after reopening borders

Vietnam is trying to promote eco-tourism and preserve Indigenous culture in Dien Bien Phu, a network of small dwellings set in traditional stilt houses. The houses […]
26 April 2022

Travel companies in Vietnam struggle without Chinese tourists

Travel companies and hotels in the Vietnamese provinces of Khanh Hoa and Quang Ninh, regions that depend heavily on Chinese tourists, are worried that the lack […]
24 March 2022

Vietnam opens borders to the world

On Wednesday March 16th, Vietnam announced the end of quarantine for international travelers, as the country seeks to restart its tourism industry after two years of […]
7 February 2022

Vietnam to reopen for international tourists in March or April

Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Văn Hùng proposed a total reopening to international tourists in late March or beginning of April.  Visitors will […]
14 October 2021

Vietnam to partially reopen to tourism in November and fully in June 2022

On Wednesday October 6th, authorities in Vietnam announced the reopening of key tourist destinations to vaccinated visitors from countries deemed a low Covid-19 risk from December. […]
20 January 2021

New hope: The world’s most endangered turtle might be able to reproduce

A female Swinhoe’s softshell turtle was found late in 2020, which means the last known male male is no longer alone. Weighing 83kg, the female turtle […]
23 October 2020

What to eat in Vietnam

Vietnam is an extremely rich country. I say this because wealth is not just an economic dimension, but a complex dynamic that comprises different disciplines. Hence […]
24 August 2020

Vietnam: The land of King Kong

Looking at the title of this text, we ask ourselves… What does Vietnam have to do with King Kong or vice versa. It has nothing to […]
28 July 2020

Ban Gioc Waterfall: The gem of Southeast Asia

When talking about the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, sometimes this huge gem in Northern Vietnam is not even mentioned. However, Ban Gioc is one […]
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