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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.

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Top 10 world attractions and amusement parks for 2022, according to Tripadvisor

On Tuesday June 14th, Tripadvisor released its “Best of the Best Things to Do” report. It includes the top world attractions, amusement parks and best overall […]
15 June 2022

Green refreshing spots in Leuven

Leuven is known for its stunning medieval squares, great shopping and for KU Leuven, its world-leading university (Big Bang Theory, anyone?), but it’s also blessed with […]
14 June 2022

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How many of you have ever dreamed of suddenly and mysteriously disappearing to a desert island? Either when stress hits, or out of a sudden wish […]
13 June 2022

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Remember, Finland is for life, not just for Christmas. Helsinki’s summer season is just hotting up and there’s never been a better time to visit. Glorious […]
9 June 2022

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There are all kinds of people in this world and therefore also all kinds of vacations. Everyone has their favourite way of escaping reality for a […]
9 June 2022

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Costa da Caparica and the beaches on the linha de Cascais in Portugal are usually the easiest choice for those who live in Lisbon to go […]
8 June 2022

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I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Karlovy Vary region in the Czech Republic. While reading about it before my trip I was expecting to […]
7 June 2022

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6 June 2022

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27 May 2022

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26 May 2022

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20 May 2022

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13 May 2022

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13 May 2022

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