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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.

27 June 2020

An Uzbek adventure: The Fergana Valley

On the eastern end of Uzbekistan, guarded by the majestic rock face of the Tian Shan Mountains, lies the Namangan region. Spread along the northern part […]
25 June 2020
Horses KZ

Discovering the natural beauty and nomadic traditions of Kazakhstan

The cars slowed down to watch the stallion roll around in the dirt. As if sole owner of the entire Kazakh steppe, the horse kicked the […]
25 June 2020
Montenegro

Spend your summer in Montenegro

There is no better way to market a good quality product than following the word of mouth strategy (WOM). If it is spontaneous and honest even […]
23 June 2020
Greece

6 beautiful beaches in Greece

Greece, a place with so many names (Hellenic republic, land of the Gods) is situated on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, at the crossroads […]
23 June 2020

Exploring Brussels by boat

A souvenir from the spring of 2017. The water in the canal lies peaceful, a mix of warm tones and colors at dusk, the mirrored image […]
19 June 2020
Cape Town

A guide to Cape Town: Sights, food and where to stay

I think everyone who visits Cape Town, immediately falls in love with the city. It’s not a city like Paris or Prague, where it’s the buildings […]
19 June 2020
Dale i Sunnfjord

Discovering the beauty of the West Coast of Norway

Seated on my couch in late May, 2020, reading about the EU’s effort to give citizens the opportunity to travel in safety, I think back to […]
15 June 2020
Uzbekistan

A Night in the Uzbek Desert: Ayaz Kala

My trip started in Khiva. Step 1: Khiva Khiva is one of the pearls of Central Asia – together with Samarkand and Bukhara – due to […]
15 June 2020

New York: 10 not-so obvious places to go to

I moved to New York exactly four years ago. I came back three and a half years ago. That’s 365 days times four. That’s…erm…1460 days. It […]
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