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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.

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, […]
28 July 2022

Tiktok influencers cause fury by promoting the misuse of wheelchairs to avoid queues at airports

TikTok users with thousands of followers have recently sparked a huge controversy after uploading videos where they advise people to request a wheelchair at the airport […]
27 July 2022

Little Englanders, Passport and Chaos at Dover

I wrote here back in April about “fog in the channel, continent cut off”, and in June about how it feels to go through the other […]
27 July 2022

Costa Rica green lights visa for Digital Nomads

On the 4th of July, the president of Costa Rica signed the law to “Attract Remote Workers and Service Providers of International Character”, better known as […]
26 July 2022

Has the pandemic made us forget the basics of travelling?

Travelling is back after two years of lockdowns and restrictions. During this time, we were, more or less, stuck inside our houses or, in any case, […]
25 July 2022

Qatar Airways increases number of special all-inclusive FIFA World Cup travel packages

With demand soaring, Qatar Airways ramps up special all-inclusive FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ travel packages for fans to secure their place in world’s biggest football […]
25 July 2022

Travel chaos at Eurotunnel is easing, says UK’s Automobile Association

After a weekend of disruption at the Eurotunnel, the holiday traffic jams are easing. The  Automobile Association (AA) motoring group says the time to reach the check-in […]
25 July 2022

EU travellers will need to apply for “permission to travel” before entering the UK

The UK government has announced the launch of a new Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for visa-free foreigners. Priti Patel, UK Home Secretary, stated that the new […]
21 July 2022

American tourists flock to Europe and save France’s summer

France’s summer is being saved by a large number of Americans who have chosen Paris and the French Riviera after two years of restrictions. The Americans […]
20 July 2022

1.2 million jobs to remain unfilled across the EU unless action is taken, warns the travel industry

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) warn that the Travel & Tourism sector’s recovery could be put at serious […]
18 July 2022

Amalfi’s ingenious solution to traffic congestion

The Amalfi Coast in southern Italy has become a coveted road trip destination thanks to its famous 35 km (22 miles) stretch between Vietri sul Mare […]
18 July 2022

Barcelona introduces measures to tackle large groups of tourists

Barcelona has joined the list of cities that take measures aimed at better managing large number of tourists. As the tourism industry is returning to pre-pandemic […]
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