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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. 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. His work has appeared in Electric Literature, The Rumpus, River Teeth, Literal Magazine, among others. He has received fellowships from OMI Writers in New York, and from the Three Seas Council in Rhodes. His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.
26 November 2020

Argentina in mourning: Maradona dies of heart failure aged sixty

The man that many Argentinians called “Dios”, god in Spanish – sometimes written “D10S”, in reference to his jersey number, 10, in the Argentine national team […]
26 November 2020

A tea lover’s selection

As a stereotypical English tea lover, the traditional drink is a constant in my life. Whether it’s an early morning, the end of a meal or […]
26 November 2020

5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Let’s not talk about Covid-19 now, although some studies show that a more robust immune system also makes your body more resistant to Corona. Let’s talk […]
25 November 2020

Thanksgiving Day: What’s on the menu?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day! This annual national holiday celebrates the blessings of the past year. The holiday is celebrated across the United States on the fourth […]
24 November 2020

Travel tips for a plus-sized traveler

When traveling as a plus-sized person, some challenges and insecurities could arise. Useful travel information for the plus-sized community is very scarce out there, adding even […]
24 November 2020

Italian ragù: The comfort food you need this winter

Italy, oh, Italy. I think it is safe to say that most of us, certainly those who are living in Europe, have got some sweet memories […]
23 November 2020

World’s deepest swimming pool opens in Poland

The name is Deepspot. It’s 45.4-metres-deep pool, filled with 8,000 cubic meters of water. The world’s deepest swimming pool is located in the Polish town of […]
22 November 2020

Finding love in a pandemic:
Dating will never be the same again

Paid partnership with Lots of things have changed in 2020. From working at home, wearing a facemask, and even having to holiday in our own back […]
21 November 2020

Brussels by Lights here to stay this Christmas

Following the cancellation of the Christmas market at the beginning of this month, it is easy to feel downhearted. The market usually attracts around two million […]
20 November 2020

The importance of cider-making and its traditions in England

Growing up in rural England, cider plays a big part in your life. From the endless fields of apple orchards covering the countryside, to deciphering your […]
18 November 2020

It’s time for a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau

Same procedure as every year, although slightly different in 2020-Covid-19 times. On the third Thursday in November, it’s time to celebrate the harvest of the famous […]
18 November 2020

4 Traditional taverns you have to visit in Brussels

Ride your bike a few miles southwest of Brussels and your nose will tell you something unique about Belgium: beer is brewed everywhere. What better place […]
17 November 2020

The return of the ‘buchette del vino’ during Covid-19

Restaurants in Florence have been able to keep part of their businesses open during the Covid-19 lockdowns this year, by serving customers through 17th-Century buchette del […]
16 November 2020

The new Norwegian Passport is the most stylish in the world

Back in 2014, the Oslo design company Neue won the competition to redesign the Norwegian passports in a stylish and modern way. Now, after six years of development, […]
16 November 2020

Covid-19: passengers test positive on Caribbean cruise

SeaDream I has been the first cruise ship to resume its service in the Caribbean after the Covid-19 outbreak. Last week, the ship was forced to […]
13 November 2020

Traditional Belgian food in Brussels

When thinking about Brussels, one of the first things that comes to mind is beer and yes, there are numerous great ones, however, Brussels is also […]
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