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.

15 August 2022

Russian woman harasses Ukrainians in Austria and becomes the most hated tourist in Europe

A Russian woman has caused commotion on social media after she filmed herself mocking and harassing Ukrainian women in Salzburg, Austria. The woman, allegedly identified as […]
11 August 2022

Estonia, Finland and Latvia join call for Russian tourists ban

President Zelensky has recently urged western countries to completely ban Russian citizens and to stop issuing visas for them, saying that harsher sanctions need to be […]
11 August 2022

Zelensky asks western countries to stop receiving Russian citizens

On Monday, President Zelensky gave an interview to the Washington Post during which he criticized western countries for not being harsh enough on Russia, saying that […]
10 August 2022

This UK city is opening a giant network of underground tunnels to the public

The world is full of mysteries. While we’re living our life from day to day, a lot of others events are taking place simultaneously, in other […]
10 August 2022

New 7€ e-visa for non-EU citizens postponed until November 2023

The European Commission has postponed the introduction of the new European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) scheme from May until November 2023. By that date, […]
9 August 2022

Visiting the world’s tallest tree to bring jail time and $5,000 fine

The world’s tallest tree, measuring 115.92 metres, is a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) named Hyperion, from the Redwood US National Park. The tree is not on […]
8 August 2022

Hair transplants are the main driving force behind Istanbul’s tourism this summer

Istanbul is the Mecca of hair transplants attracting a multitude of patients from Arab countries, the US and Europe. Male hair transplant surgery is a $1 […]
8 August 2022

How has the war in Ukraine affected tourism in Eastern Europe?

The impact of the war in Ukraine has been extending to the bordering countries, indirectly affecting tourism in other Eastern European destinations, which are not actually […]
8 August 2022

Finland set to become the first EU country to trial digital passports

Finland will test the use of digital copies of travel documents that will let passengers travel paper-free.  The country said that it wants to test a […]
8 August 2022

Mont Blanc climbers should pay a 15,000€ rescue and funeral deposit, says Mayor of Saint-Gervais

The Mayor of Saint-Gervais in Haute-Savoie, Jean-Marc Peillex, is proposing an “insurance fee” by which Mont-Blanc climbers pay a deposit of 15,000€ to cover the costs […]
5 August 2022

Russian tourists no longer welcomed in neighbouring European countries

The war in Ukraine has led to many European countries, especially those neighbouring Russia and Belarus, not feeling as comfortable welcoming Russian tourists as they used […]
5 August 2022

China no longer tops the list of applicants to Portugal’s “Golden Visa” program

Portugal has been one of the European countries where Chinese people with some capital have been able to relocate. For an investment of 350,000 euros, those […]
3 August 2022

Tourism in Flanders increased by 27% compared to the same period in 2021

The tourism sector is booming again in Flanders due, at least in part, to an increase in the number of foreign travelers who are once again […]
3 August 2022

Russia lures potential expats in a controversial video campaign

Parody or propaganda, Russia’s new video campaign published on 31 July is looking to attract expats, showcasing the country’s “beautiful women, cheap gas and traditional values”. […]
2 August 2022

International tourism sees strong rebound in the first months of 2022 with almost 250 million international arrivals

International tourism continues to show signs of a strong and steady recovery from the impact of the pandemic despite significant mounting economic and geopolitical challenges. According […]
1 August 2022

“Every woman’s body is beach ready,” says Spanish government campaign

The Ministry of Equality in Spain has launched a campaign that advocates a summer “without stereotypes” or “aesthetic violence”. The campaign fosters the diversity of bodies, […]
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