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.

22 May 2023

List of world’s most expensive passports revealed

Australia is the country that charges its citizens the most to obtain a passport (218 euros), according to data released by consulting company William Russell. It’s […]
22 May 2023

Austria’s Hallstatt erects fence to deter selfie-takers

The Austrian village of Hallstatt recently erected a wooden barrier to block the view of the Alps to protest against mass tourism. Hallstatt is a popular […]
19 May 2023

Public transport in Europe is too expensive, Greenpeace reports

New analysis by Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe has ranked public transport affordability and simplicity in 30 European countries and their capitals, showing that it is […]
19 May 2023

Second direct connection from Brussels Airport to China starts in July

A second direct flight will be connecting Brussels and China from this summer, brussels airlines and Hainan Airlines have announced. Starting 21 July, the bi-weekly flight […]
18 May 2023

UN says plastic pollution can be cut by 80% by 2040

With global plastic production predicted to triple by 2060 and countless reports warning about the lack of success of recycling industries worldwide, it’s critical to find […]
18 May 2023

What is silence tourism?

In our daily lives, many of us are constantly confronted with sounds all around them. Especially when you’re living in a city, it never stops, between […]
17 May 2023

UK train strikes could continue over the next six months

On May 4th, UK’s rail union RMT announced further strike action after the results of a re-ballot of members re-affirmed the mandate. Under British law, unions […]
17 May 2023

Why is now the right time to vacation in Latin America?

South America as a destination is the sole exception to a five-year record high in international airfares, according to expert forecasts. Booking and price analysis by […]
17 May 2023

Hamburg Airport bets on SAF and hydrogen for the future of aviation

Germany’s Hamburg Air is partnering with Lufthansa Technik, an aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul service provider for commercial aircraft converting to VIP and special mission aircraft. […]
17 May 2023

Australia to update working holiday visa scheme for British citizens

In December 2021 Australia and the UK signed a Free Trade agreement which foresaw, among others, updating the working holiday visa scheme between the two countries. […]
17 May 2023

Kazakhstan and EU to facilitate visa application procedures for Kazakh citizens

Kazakhstan and the European Union have begun official consultations on visa facilitation for Kazakh citizens travelling to the EU. During a visit to Brussels, Deputy Prime […]
17 May 2023

India is developing tourism in mission mode

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has understood the potential of tourism to create employment and committed the government of India to “Developing Tourism in Mission Mode” […]
17 May 2023

Ostend-Bruges Airport to become Belgium’s second largest solar park

Belgian company EnergyVision will install 66,200 solar panels on the grounds of Ostend-Bruges Airport. The deployment, which is schedule to take place this fall, will make […]
17 May 2023

Sri Lanka on quest to attract 2 million travelers in 2023

Sri Lanka wants to attract 2 million international travelers in 2023. One of its main markets is neighboring India, which now holds the top spot. In […]
17 May 2023

Emirates business class passenger tormented after drunk man ‘tried to urinate on her’

A woman flying in Emirates’ business class was ruined after a drunk individual seemed bent on urinating on her. The traveler, who wished to remain anonymous, […]
16 May 2023

European airlines call for EU action to prevent French ATC strikes fallout this summer

European airlines are calling on the European Commission to step up to stop escalating industrial action from derailing summer travel for millions of passengers. Already this […]