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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.

5 November 2021

The Gare Maritime is ready to welcome customers in Brussels

The Gare Maritime, former freight station built in 1907, has been fully redeveloped 110 years later. The building’s energy is renewable and is generated on site. […]
4 November 2021

New Azores travel documentary premieres on TV5 Monde dazzling hikers and nature lovers

On Monday, November 1st, TV5 Monde premiered a new episode of the Embarquement TV series showcasing the wild beauty of a Portuguese jewel: the Azores. The […]
4 November 2021

The perfect day out at Leuven’s M Museum and the BANG! Festival

Leuven is just a short train ride from Brussels and offers the perfect escape from the Belgian capital. With BANG! Festival happening in Leuven this autumn and winter, I seized the opportunity and […]
4 November 2021

Something Beautiful. An exhibition at La Vallée in Brussels

Many things beautiful are happening at La Vallée in Molenbeek this week – painters, dancers, sculptors, poets and performance artists have come together in the second […]
3 November 2021

Best murals in Miami

Miami’s street art is probably the most amazing in the entire United States. The city is bursting with stunning art installations, graffiti, and, obviously, murals. The […]
2 November 2021

6 Films to tickle your wanderlust this fall

Rusting trees, crunchy leaves cartwheeling in the wind, bright umbrellas and warm scarves – autumn is here and with it our desire to puddle-stomp in wellington […]
2 November 2021

“Orient Express” exhibition welcomes visitors in Brussels

From 26 October 2021 until 17 April 2022, Train World in Brussels is hosting an exceptional exhibition dedicated to the epic story of the Orient-Express and […]
1 November 2021

Why is Palermo a Golden city

Those who have never been to Sicily will never know what is to admire the true beauty. Sicily is an authentic land, where cultures, peoples, and […]
28 October 2021

New York has just got a new tourist highlight with this mirrored room above Grand Central

When visiting New York City as a tourist – or as a local – you’ve already go your hands more than full. The city is so […]
26 October 2021

4 stunning coworking places in Europe you should know about for your next workation

Since the pandemic hit, homeworking has been the daily routine for many of us. And even know that some employers are asking their employees to come […]
25 October 2021

The Festival of Lights arrives in Brussels this autumn

Bright Brussels, the festival of lights in Brussels, is back this autumn for a special edition. Ten nights and two routes through the heights of the […]
21 October 2021

10 Cities that have changed dramatically over the years

It is impressive to see how some cities have changed over the years. Technology and new architecture have had a significant impact on these places and […]
21 October 2021

9th Korean Film Festival Belgium to take place in October

To celebrate the 120th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Belgium, the Korean Film Festival Belgium is thinking bigger. It will take place in 2 […]
21 October 2021

Trick or Treat? ‘Hubie Halloween’ film review

It’s the time of year where every streaming site has a clear theme to to its ‘trending’ or ‘popular movies’ – Halloween. I personally don’t enjoy […]
20 October 2021

Did you know that this elevator moves up and down and left and right?

Did you think that the functioning of an elevator was always the same? Then you didn’t know of the Schmid Peoplemover. The innovative concept used in […]
20 October 2021

These are 5 of the most beautiful train stations in Europe

A famous quote says: “Life is not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” Wise words, often true, yet not exclusively. Because let’s be honest, sometimes, […]