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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. 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. His work has appeared in Electric Literature, The Rumpus, River Teeth, Literal Magazine, among others. He has received fellowships from OMI Writers in New York, and from the Three Seas Council in Rhodes. His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.
24 November 2020

Did you know Audrey Hepburn was born in Belgium?

She’s not wearing a picture hat or sunglasses. Nor is she wearing a pearl necklace. With a towel wrapped around her head she’s sitting on the […]
20 November 2020

5 not so usual museums in Zagreb

There are many different ways of how to explore the city – while some prefer just strolling around the streets or meeting people, others like to […]
17 November 2020

Virtual tours: The best museums to visit online

During the pandemic, most museums and art galleries have been closed to the public to abide with government restrictions and regulations. But art lovers can still […]
13 November 2020

The world’s weirdest bridges

Bridges are not just structures to connect point A to point B. They are also art pieces with a unique design that enriches the surrounding landscape. […]
12 November 2020

Top 10 literary cities

If your idea of holiday heaven is bound up in books, then these destinations are for you. 1. Dublin Ireland, with a population of under five […]
11 November 2020

5 documentaries to satisfy your hunger for remote places

While many of us would prefer to travel the world, explore distant countries and learn about new cultures in person, unfortunately currently, with the COVID-19 still […]
9 November 2020

10 Belgian Fun Facts

Belgium is a country with a rich diversity of cultures, history, art, and…bureaucracy. Yes, if you have had the pleasure of living in Belgium thus far, […]
6 November 2020

First black female 007 will guide you to new adventures

Lashana Lynch, the 32-year-old British actress, is playing the female counterpart to James Bond’s last movie “No Time to Die”. In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, […]
5 November 2020

Jazzing in Dinant:
The birthplace of the saxophone

Imagine a world without the music of John Coltrane or Charlie “Bird” Parker. Imagine Tom Jobim’s “The Girl from Ipanema” without the lush sounds of Stan […]
5 November 2020

The Gruesome History of Guy Fawkes Night in England

If you think it’s been a hatefully partisan week in politics, spare a thought for Guy Fawkes, whose plot to assassinate King James I by blowing […]
4 November 2020

7 Famous writers who stayed in Brussels

In the spring of 1816 an episode of chance made Lord Byron’s stay in Brussels longer than desired. His original plan was to travel straight to […]
3 November 2020

Créons: The magic of street art in Brussels

L’Autre part: Between initiatory quest and captivating journey, a dive into the world of creation through the wanderings of Crayon, emblematic character of its author Créons. […]
30 October 2020

5 Destinations to Shiver Your Timbers this Halloween

Last week we visited the Paris Catacombs in anticipation of the scariest week of the year. With Halloween now upon us, let’s discover some more tingle-inducing […]
29 October 2020

4 Mexican traditions to honor the Dead

A woman powders her cheeks and forehead, the area above her lips. Her eyes are surrounded by blackness. She smiles and continues with the task, one […]
27 October 2020

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 […]
26 October 2020

Paris Catacombs: A Halloween Trip to the Empire of Death

As we approach Halloween, All Saints’ Day, and the Day of the Dead, what more apt than a visit to the Paris Catacombs? Here, since the […]
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