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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 August 2022

K-POP World Festival and BLACKSWAN arrive in Brussels this summer

On 4 September 2022, the Korean Cultural Center in Brussels is organizing a 100% pure K-POP event in Brussels under the name “K-POP WORLD FESTIVAL X […]
10 August 2022

Meet the Spanish islanders who use whistling as a way to communicate

The Silbo Gomero is an idiomatic whistled language characteristic of the island of La Gomera and representative of the culture from the Canaries. It is a […]
3 August 2022

5 open air cinemas for your summer holidays in Portugal

Summer has arrived and brought along all possible activities to really enjoy this magical time of the year, with its warm romantic nights calling for fantastic […]
2 August 2022

The K-Pop Academy returns to Brussels

The Korean Cultural Center in Brussels organizes once again the “K-Pop academy” for Belgians and Europeans who love Korean culture, starting on 1 August until 27 […]
2 August 2022

Barcelona as you have never seen it before

I was in Barcelona last month and was privileged to see this extraordinary and eye-opening new visitor experience in the heart of Barcelona. The Torre Glòries […]
1 August 2022

Pelješac Bridge is the new tourist attraction promoting the south of Croatia

On 26 July, the Pelješac Bridge was inaugurated in Croatia. It is one of the biggest EU-funded projects in the EU and the biggest one in […]
29 July 2022

The longest tram line in the world is in Belgium

The best way to visit the Belgian coastline is to take the Coastal Tram or De Kusttram, as it is called in Dutch. The Coastal Tram […]
28 July 2022

Ukraine now has a place at Mini Europe among EU nations

Ukraine now has a place alongside members of the EU bloc at Mini Europe, the open-air theme park in Brussels displaying small replicas of famous European […]
28 July 2022

5 must-visit Portuguese cities where international films where shot

Portugal is photogenic and extremely scenic. Its climate, landscapes and attractive coasts make it a more and more desirable country for international cinematographic productions. Sceneries once […]
27 July 2022

Why Belgium is one of the best music festivals destinations in the world

Having the most festivals per inhabitant in the world, Belgium’s festival scene is one of the best in the world. For such a small country, it […]
26 July 2022

What impact do international schools have in Brussels?

The capital of Belgium is the beating heart of Europe in more than one way. Because of its location, the country has been a crossroad for […]
25 July 2022

The United Kingdom will host Eurovision next year

After Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision song contest, the problem of the location of next year’s edition arose. As tradition dictates, the winner has the honour […]
25 July 2022

How speaking more than one language affects your brain

Speaking more than one language has clear advantages but mixing them all is not unusual. Researchers are studying the impact of speaking two or more languages […]
22 July 2022

Ukrainian art exhibition housed at Brussels Art and History Museum this summer

Sometime before the war started, an exhibition was curated to be displayed at the KunstCentret Silkeborg in Denmark. On 29 January, it opened its doors, letting […]
22 July 2022

Why is Almeria the Hollywood of Spain?

In Tabernas, the only desert in Europe, you will find authentic western sets, transformed in the most original Mediterranean Theme Park, with live shows and an […]
21 July 2022

Comic strip festival returns to Brussels in September

Like many other events around the world, the Brussels Comic Strip Festival also took a pandemic forced break. After two years, it is finally returning to […]
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