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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.

21 September 2022

English tourist in Portugal captures image of Elizabeth II in a cloud and it goes viral

On Sunday September 18th, an English tourist on vacation in Portugal captured a picture of a cloud that, according to what he said, formed the profile […]
20 September 2022

European Commission to review passengers’ rights after two years of Covid-19 disruption

The EU is assessing how to increase the protection of passenger rights, after two years of disruption caused by the pandemic. The European Commission launched a […]
14 September 2022

Japan could soon lift cap on foreign tourists to revive tourism

The Japanese government has announced that it must strike a balance between opening up to foreign travelers and maintaining control of the pandemic in a bid […]
13 September 2022

Paris’ city council considers a tax increase on wealthiest tourists

The city of Paris is considering a tax on wealthy tourists. In a recent report, the city council has recommended a higher tax on vacant housing […]
8 September 2022

Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania touted to be granted access to the Schengen zone

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz suggested that Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania should be granted access to the Schengen passport-free zone. 1. Schengen zone The Schengen Area is […]
7 September 2022

The European Commission wants to fully ban Russian Citizens’ access to the EU

Today, the European Commission is proposing to fully suspend the EU’s Visa Facilitation Agreement with Russia. A country like Russia, waging a war of aggression, should not qualify for visa […]
7 September 2022

Brussels to become the largest car-free zone in Europe this Sunday

On September 18th, Car-Free Sunday will take place in the city of Brussels, as well as in the whole territory of the Region, making it the […]
7 September 2022

For €250,000 you could see the Titanic from close

For millionaires who can enjoy unusual expeditions, the ocean is the next frontier. A video released last week by OceanGate Expeditions, an American commercial exploration company, […]
6 September 2022

Is Türkiye again attractive to the European Union?

Recently, Türkiye and the EU have both agreed that their Customs Union (CU), which has played a concrete role in enhancing their relations, requires a comprehensive […]
5 September 2022

Brussels becomes the world’s tourism centre for a day

On Tuesday 6 September, the Global Tourism Forum (GTF), one of the most influential organizations in the world, is holding the European Leaders’ Summit for the […]
5 September 2022

‘Quit sending naked pictures!’ Pilot threatens to pull flight after passenger airdrops nude photos to other fliers

The pilot of a Southwest Airlines flight from Houston, Texas, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, threatened to deplane after a passenger airdropped a naked picture to […]
5 September 2022

Belgian coast sees solid tourism recovery this summer

On Friday August 26th, the Belgian provincial tourism office of West Flanders, Westtoer, reported that the tourism sector on the Belgian coast has had a successful […]
1 September 2022

What is ‘pump tourism’ and why is it becoming a travel trend?

One of the side effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the rise of fuel prices, which have sky-rocketed in the past few months. Some countries […]
31 August 2022

International tourists are coming back to Bordeaux

After two years marked by the pandemic and its associated restrictions, international travelers are now returning to Bordeaux. While the summer season is not yet over, […]
30 August 2022

Revival of holidays by air in 2022, with large share of last-minute bookings, says TUI Belgium

After two years of crisis, summer 2022 will go down in history as the season of the great revival of foreign travel. The holiday plans of […]
30 August 2022

Hong Kong’s Peak Tram reopens with a new look

Hong Kong debuted its sixth generation Peak Tram on August 27 with a fully redesigned and improved passenger experience. The Peak Tram is one of the […]
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