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.

30 May 2022

Holy Blood Procession in Bruges attracts 40,000 people after a 3-year pause

The Holy Blood procession attracted thousands of spectators in the center of Bruges on Thursday, May 26th. Due to the pandemic, the tradition, inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible […]
27 May 2022

These are the 10 attractions tourists complain the most about

When going on a trip, we all hope things go for the best. Even though we should know better by now, there’s still a spark of […]
27 May 2022

Why Portugal has been the choice for Americans relocating to Europe

Lush hills, big surfing waves, a fresh evening breeze that takes away the edge of hot summer nights, delectable seafood, a local passion for crispy white […]
26 May 2022

Russo-Ukrainian war having little impact on long-haul travel sentiment to Europe

According to the latest European Travel Commission (ETC) Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) 2/2022, which provides insights on traveller sentiment for summer 2022 (May-August), the appetite for overseas […]
26 May 2022

California is getting a new state park in San Joaquin Valley

A new park in California could join the golden state’s long list of recreation and leisure options. For the first time in 13 years, California will […]
25 May 2022

Israel eliminates pre-departure Covid testing

Authorities in Israel have eased the country’s entry restrictions and PCR testing is no longer required upon arrival. A statement issued by the Israeli Ministry of […]
23 May 2022

War in Ukraine hampers Latvia’s plans for tourism recovery

Once a vibrant destination for northern European cruises and for the youth to enjoy a cheap nigh out, Riga is today struggling to attract tourists, with […]
23 May 2022

Saudi Arabia to invest $1 trillion in its tourism industry

Saudi Arabia will spend 1 trillion dollars over a decade to promote itself as a leisure tourist destination and achieve the ambitious goal of attracting 100 […]
23 May 2022

Schengen visa application to soon go digital for millions of visitors

The European Commission has announced plans to digitize the Schengen visa application process, making it faster and easier for non-EU citizens to apply for visas to […]
23 May 2022

Portugal has the EU’s highest 2022 growth projection and tourism is playing a key role

The European Commissioner for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, has announced that the reopening of international tourism is contributing to the projection of a 5.8% growth in […]
20 May 2022

What’s it like to live in the Tower of London?

There are some buildings in life we, the general public, only get to wonder at from a distance. Literally or figuratively. Because even if you may […]
18 May 2022

Japan announces limited “test tourism” in May before fully reopening in June

This month Japan will start a pilot test to “analyze the safety” of destinations, allowing the entry of tourists from the United States, Australia, Thailand and […]
18 May 2022

Bamburgh is officially the UK’s best seaside town

Let’s be honest, when we’re thinking about the United Kingdom, beach vacations aren’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. Endless sandy beaches, sunny tanning […]
17 May 2022

A new interactive map shows the most sunny terraces in Paris

Oh, Paris! The city of lights, the city of love, the city of je ne sais quoi. For many of us, a trip to the French […]
16 May 2022

How difficult is it for Russians to travel abroad?

Since Russia launched its war on Ukraine, international travel for Russians has become expensive and difficult. For Russians, flying abroad has become a difficult affair since […]
12 May 2022

Global air travel could reach pre-pandemic levels by 2023

The pace of recovery in international travel is already faster than expected for the first few months after the several countries around the world have begun […]
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