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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.

21 June 2022

New diamond-shape bar hanging over a canyon inaugurated in Georgia

On June 14th, a 240-meter-long glass bridge with a diamond-shaped bar suspended in the center was inaugurated at Dashbashi Canyon, in Georgia, in the presence of […]
17 June 2022

5 outdoor cinemas throughout Europe to try out this summer

“Summer sun, something’s begun. But, oh, oh, the summer nights!” Famous words from a famous movie. With summer on our doorstep, it’s about time to start […]
15 June 2022

Napoleon and Wellington set to lock horns again at Battle of Waterloo re-enactment

Known throughout the world, the Battle of Waterloo shook Europe in 1815. After a two year absence, the traditional reconstruction of the Battle of Waterloo is back. […]
15 June 2022

Belgium’s Paradise City Festival set to become one of the greenest festivals in the world

This year the electronic music festival Paradise City in Perk, a few miles outside of Brussels, will be offering night train services to visitors so that […]
15 June 2022

4 new cultural activities you must experience while in Oslo

The waters of the fjord lie still, an expansive cobalt sky being mirrored on its surface. The sunlight washes over the buildings, the squares, the parks, […]
9 June 2022

Brussels Flower Carpet returns this summer for its 50th anniversary

The traditional Flower Carpet is back this year at Brussels’ Grand Place to the delight of thousands of visitors. The 22nd edition will take place from […]
8 June 2022

A day dedicated to contemporary Cuban art and culture at Bozar in Brussels

On Saturday June 11th, the whole day will be dedicated to contemporary Cuban art and culture at Bozar in Brussels. ”Back to the roots” is the […]
7 June 2022

Ommegang is back this year with the Brussels Renaissance Festival

From 18th of June to the 10th of July, the Brussels Renaissance Festival returns for a new edition full of festivities. The capital’s various organisations and […]
1 June 2022

250 perfectly preserved sarcophagi unveiled at Egypt’s Saqqara treasure trove

On Monday, Egyptian archaeologists unveiled their latest impressive discovery at the Saqqara Necropolis site. This week’s reveal is the fifth since work started on the site […]
1 June 2022

Discover Mechelen’s Heavy Metal Route

There’s something magical about the chime of carillon bells and there’s no better place to experience their charm than Mechelen, the international capital of carillon culture. […]
31 May 2022

Mystery of Boeing 727 disappearing after take off in Angola remains 19 years later

It’s been 19 years since a plane mysteriously disappeared after leaving the Luanda airport in Angola. On May 25th, 2003, a Boeing 727, registration N844AA, was […]
27 May 2022

Have you ever heard about this tomato festival?

Tomatoes, tomatos. They’re red, they’re juicy, they’re everywhere and above all… they’re tasty. Even though you could say it’s a pretty basic vegetable – or was […]
24 May 2022

A church in Brussels to be transformed into a climbing hall

From 2023, a church in Brussels will be transformed into a climbing hall. Located in the municipality of Forest, in the Brussels Region, the Church of […]
20 May 2022

The majestic creativity of nature

Really taking the time to see nature around us is ever rarer nowadays, so when I came across Karl Blossfeldt’s Art Forms in Nature exhibition at […]
18 May 2022

‘Sorry, Not Sorry’ street art festival is back in Ghent

Art lovers will already know that Ghent has a world-class arts scene and this year is no exception. Just an hour from Brussels, easily accessible by […]
16 May 2022

Brussels Art Nouveau gem for sale starting at €1.8 million

An Art Nouveau gem in Brussels has recently been listed for sale by Sotheby’s International Realty Belgium and bidding starts at €1.8 million. Offers must be […]
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