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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.

4 November 2021

Do you know the history of “camouflage passports”?

Imagine you are on a plane that’s been hijacked. It’s the mid 1980s and the world is trying recover from the oil crisis, a period of […]
3 November 2021

Thailand welcomes vaccinated travelers from 63 countries without the need to quarantine

Thai authorities have authorized the arrival of vaccinated tourists from 63 countries and territories considered low risk without the need for prolonged quarantine, a relief for […]
3 November 2021

Business travel set to reach two thirds of pre-pandemic levels by 2022

Worldwide business travel spending looks set to rise by more than a quarter this year and reach two thirds of pre-pandemic levels by 2022, according to […]
2 November 2021

Tourists flock to La Palma to see erupting volcano

The Cumbre Vieja volcano has been pouring lava for 41 days and experts consider that there is no prospect that the eruption will end soon. On […]
1 November 2021

First passport with ‘X’ gender issued in the US

The first passport recognising non-binary gender has been issued in the United States (US). The US government said it expects to be able to offer the […]
1 November 2021

2 in 3 Europeans plan to travel in the next six months

Although the peak summer season has been left behind, the desire for travel remains strong across Europe. 66% of Europeans plan trips through March 2022, while […]
28 October 2021

Movie director Wes Anderson has designed a real-life train and you can hop aboard

In the world of cinematography, Wes Anderson is an institution. The American filmmaker has a very particular style that distinguishes him from other directors. His movies […]
27 October 2021

What to do if you lose your ID right before a flight?

It might not have happened to you or anyone you know but many people find themselves without an ID or passport a few days before taking […]
27 October 2021

Madeira Island trumps defaulting tourism with “Best August ever”

The Portuguese archipelago of Madeira broke the trend of a “defaulting tourism”, sparked by Covid-19, announcing the greatest summer ever-recorded in the month of August. 1. […]
26 October 2021

When and why do we change our clocks

On Sunday the 31th, we are going to change our clocks and we will have to wait until March 2022 to change the hour again. But, […]
26 October 2021

The destination-less bus trip that is only meant for sleeping

A bus company in Hong Kong is offering customers a bus ride without a destination but including a key component: hours of sleep. It is called […]
21 October 2021

When is the best time to book a flight or a hotel?

Expedia has released its seventh annual report in partnership with Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and revealed travel hacks including the best time to book airfare, when to […]
21 October 2021

New app provides the best self-guided walking tours in Portugal

Launched on September 30th, Walkbox is an app that allows anyone to be their own guide in Portugal. Users can safely discover places and sites with […]
19 October 2021

The US to reopen its borders to non-essential travel from November 8th

From November 8th, travelers fulfilling certain criteria will be able to fly to the United States for non-essential purposes. Borders with Canada and Mexico will also […]
18 October 2021

UK Travel & Tourism sector may only recover by a third this year

International visitor spend looks set to plunge by almost 50% on 2020 figures, making the UK one of the worst performing countries in the world 2022 […]
14 October 2021

Vietnam to partially reopen to tourism in November and fully in June 2022

On Wednesday October 6th, authorities in Vietnam announced the reopening of key tourist destinations to vaccinated visitors from countries deemed a low Covid-19 risk from December. […]
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