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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 July 2020

The colors of Uzbekistan:
Exploring the secrets of Khiva

For a period of my life, back when my voice was high-pitched and I cared about nothing except hard-rock music and whether girls were glancing at […]
23 July 2020

Top 6 parks in Brussels with ponds and lakes

The quality of living in a city depends on many different things – one of them surely being the number of parks that the city offers […]
22 July 2020

Spanish landscapes:
Discover the Peaks of Europe

From Lisbon to Peaks of Europe it’s almost 1000 km by car, a two day’s trip. Come with me and discover the fabulous landscapes, dangerous surroundings, […]
22 July 2020

Visiting all of Europe in a couple of hours

I have the dream to visit all European countries in one day, and my dream came true: I visited “Mini Europe” in Brussels, Belgium. What is […]
22 July 2020

20 World’s most beautiful city squares

1. Palace Square, Saint Petersburg , Russia With its beautiful and harmonious architecture, Palace Square is the main public space of Saint Petersburg. Like Red Square in […]
20 July 2020

Virtual tourism in Africa takes off amid the coronavirus pandemic

African countries are giving international tourists a chance to travel the continent and go on a safari by virtual means. But can virtual reality replace a […]
20 July 2020

Immersion in Istanbul

At the confluence of Europe, Asia and Africa, Istanbul is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan mega-cities. This diversity has given rise to an exceptional heritage, […]
17 July 2020

6 Unique Things to do on a Safari in Tanzania

Tanzania is, with no doubt, one of the most astonishing safari destinations in the world. The country deserves to be on everyone’s travel bucket list thanks to […]
17 July 2020

A day trip to Turin

Last year in November I went to Italy for a short trip. I spent 3 nights in Milan, but I also visited Turin and Verona for […]
15 July 2020

The 7 Most Beautiful
Volcanoes in Indonesia

Indonesia is one of the biggest countries in the world, with more than 13 466 islands and over 267 million people, it is the world’s 4th […]
14 July 2020

To Europe by train and back

A story on how to travel through Europe by train I live on an island. Well, kind of. I moved from Brussels to Stockholm ten months […]
14 July 2020

A day trip to Bruges

Yesterday, I went to Bruges in Belgium after the lockdown for almost 3,5 months. From Brussels to Bruges, by train, the trip is relatively not too […]
13 July 2020

Have you ever dreamed of spending the night in a treehouse?

Sleeping in a treehouse – maybe even living in it – definitely sounds more like something you would see in a romantic movie or dream of […]
11 July 2020

Sintra: Mysticism and Romance

It is perhaps the most famous destination from Lisbon, and it is not too difficult to understand why. It is a classical experience, a breathtaking journey […]
11 July 2020

Valencia: Your destination after lock-down

It is time for ‘carpe diem’. The value of great moments has taken on a new dimension and we are looking for that change of scenery […]
8 July 2020

Unforgettable Sightseeing in Budapest

Last year, I spent three days in Hungary for a “photo workshop” in Budapest. I had never been there. For an foreigner coming from South East […]
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