Eric Ruiz

LatAm Business Lead

NYC

Close to home

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new sights, but in looking with new eyes." Marcel ProustComing back to NYC is incredible. It's an amazing city. But I fall in love with it time and time after I come back again.

São Paulo, Brazil

Listening to Good Morning, Kanye from my "Get Fucking Paid" playlist. I was listening to it while running around in Sao Paulo. It gets me pumped and gets me through the last few miles, even after I'm exhausted. What jet-lag?

Tower Bridge

I'm always amazed by hallowed ground, be it a historic bridge, church or state building. As I was running through London, it felt like I was running through time, gliding through centuries.

Work - Tel Aviv Waze Office

I love Israel. I don't have co-workers there, I have family. That's the sentiment I feel for everyone at Waze. Going to Israel is akin to coming home.

Shoreditch, London

Apparently, they day before I took this picture an artist had graffitied this entire tunnel. It's beautiful, and it looks like he did it with one long spray.

Sea of Galilee, Israel

My girlfriend is in California, ten hours behind me while I was in Israel. So I would wake up around 5am to catch her smile before she went to bed. Sure I was tired, jet-lagged, whatever. But I've lost sleep over work, school and travel. Losing sleep over a beautiful girl probably makes the most sense. I caught this sunrise an hour or so after I spoke to her. It made her feel close.

Camp Nou, Barcelona

Watching FC Barcelona play at the fabled Camp Nou is a dream come true. they play a mesmerizing football, one that preaches style over substance and team work over individual achievement. They have three of the best players in the world; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. And they all play as one. Watching them put 6 past Celta that Sunday evening was a night I'll cherish forever and a memory I'll tell my grand children about.