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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.

15 July 2022

Belgium’s National Day celebrations are back in Brussels this year

Belgium’s National Day celebration on July 21st are back this year and will take place without special health restrictions. The news were announced on Friday July […]
13 July 2022

5,000-year-old tomb linked to King Arthur is being excavated for the first time

Archaeologists from the Universities of Manchester and Cardiff have begun an excavation of a 5,000-year-old tomb that for centuries has been believed to be linked to […]
13 July 2022

Discovering Azerbaijani Mugham music

The Azerbaijani Mugham is a form of traditional folk music. Its main characteristic, which makes is so unique, is improvisation. It cannot be transcribed in fixed […]
11 July 2022

5 French movies to watch before the summer holidays

“Douce France, cher pays de mon enfance”, famous lyrics once written by one of France’s most celebrated artists, Charles Trenet. And he clearly wasn’t wrong. If […]
8 July 2022

Netflix launches free walking tours in European capitals this month

This summer, Netflix encourages viewers to take a break from binging for once, get out of the house and explore three European capitals, London, Paris and […]
7 July 2022

Works on the Eiffel Tower spark divided opinions

Completed in 1889 for the Paris World Fair, the Eiffel Tower is one of the city’s and indeed France‘s most well-known landmarks. At 324 m tall, […]
6 July 2022

6 of the coolest music festivals to attend this Summer

After two years of cancellations, large-scale music festivals around the world are returning in full force as Covid mitigation measures continue to relax. Luckily, in contrast […]
6 July 2022

5 tips to save money at summer festivals

After a couple of years during which our lives were completely taken over by Covid-19, it seems like this summer we’ll be free once again. Free […]
5 July 2022

Leading a ‘new wave’ for Bruges’ art scene with Otobong Nkanga

Renowned artist Otobong Nkanga has come to Bruges this summer, creating an ‘exhibition landscape’ in the heart of the ancient city. Underneath the Shade We Lay […]
1 July 2022

25th anniversary of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

July will be a month filled with celebrations to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Chinese President […]
1 July 2022

Birmingham is giving its bus stops an artistic new outlook

When we think of the city of Birmingham nowadays, chances are many of us immediately get the image of ‘Peaky Blinders’ in our heads. It’s definitely […]
30 June 2022

Brussels may be hosting the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine

A number of Ukrainian and British politicians and public figures are calling for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest to still take place in Ukraine, yet the […]
29 June 2022

10 Netflix series to binge this summer

1. Bridgerton While Brigerton is not new to Netflix, its recent season 2 got 627.11 million hours viewed in the first 4 weeks, topping the platform’s […]
29 June 2022

New travel documentary on the city of Pau premieres on TV5 Monde

On Saturday, June 25th, TV5 Monde premiered a new episode of the Embarquement TV series showcasing the historical beauty and cultural richness of the city of […]
28 June 2022

Travelling back to the Middle Ages at Loket Castle

The Middle Ages were the times of kings and queens, balls, knights and muses, chivalries and courtesies. Of course, living in medieval times would be far […]
23 June 2022

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels celebrates its 175th anniversary this year

The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels are among the most prominent landmarks of the city. They are currently on the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage […]
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