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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.

4 December 2020

Multicultural Kazakhstan: A colorful tour of its multiple religions

The Alatau mountains sleep in the distance, their jagged profile cutting the cobalt blue sky in Eastern Kazakhstan. At the feet of these mountains, mares graze […]
1 December 2020

What is the European Capital of Smart Tourism Initiative?

Tourism is a fundamental socio-economic activity for the majority of EU Member States, representing about 10% of the EU’s GDP. It is a fast changing sector, […]
30 November 2020

Walking the Portuguese Camino coastal route

Now one of the worlds most popular touristic pilgrim routes, el Camino de Santiago de Compostela has an important history as a pilgrimage route throughout Europe. […]
27 November 2020

Guinea-Bissau: 10 reasons to visit the best kept secret of West Africa

Guinea-Bissau is that West African country, between Senegal and Guinea, which few people know, even fewer people are curious to meet and which leaves completely in […]
27 November 2020

Discover the ‘Gardens of the World’ in Berlin

Away from the busy city centre of Berlin, slightly of the beaten track in the middle of Berlin’s Marzahn district, you can find the beautiful Gardens […]
26 November 2020

Telašćica Nature Park, Croatia – Europe’s answer to the Indian Ocean

Imagine a hidden saltwater lake. Some of the steepest cliffs to leap out of the Adriatic. One of Europe’s safest natural ports – a sapphire bay […]
14 November 2020

Protecting Australia’s Kelp Forests and its other Great Reef

Whilst is may not be as famous or as popular with tourists as the Great Barrier Reef, The Great Southern Reef, Australia’s ‘other’ reef, is filled […]
13 November 2020

The most colorful cities in Italy

From North to South, Italy has many spectacular villages that stand out thanks to their rich cultural heritage and their long history. Here we want to […]
12 November 2020

10 charming small villages in Europe

Are you dreaming of discovering some European villages filled with charm and fairytale houses? Here is a list of some picturesque small towns in Europe! 1. […]
6 November 2020

What are the world’s smartest cities?

Smart cities are places where services are made more efficient using digital and telecommunication technologies. This translates into more sustainable, livable, and accessible cities which benefit […]
4 November 2020

Audio tours and stories, a new way to travel?

Tours have long been a popular form of tourism, with many tourists choosing to be guided around a new place whilst soaking up the knowledge, stories […]
4 November 2020

The Ria de Aveiro: How to Preserve Paradise?

Considered privileged locations, coastal areas are rich in diversity of natural resources, factors that determine a high concentration of economic activities and population. This excessive concentration, […]
28 October 2020

5 stunning parks in Berlin for an autumnal walk

Autumn is upon us and even though we might not be able to profit from it as much as other years, there are still activities we […]
28 October 2020

Lanzarote: a completely different island

From all the islands I have been to and all the landscapes I have seen, there is nothing quite like Lanzarote. This volcanic island has of […]
27 October 2020

Europe: Where is hot in November?

Last month we wrote an article about the warmest destinations in October. This time is tougher, as finding places with mild temperatures in November is not […]
27 October 2020

10 must-visit places in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is the biggest country in Central Asia. It stretches from the Caspian Sea in the West to the Altai Mountains, on the Eastern border with […]
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