Developing a taste for the black stuff isn't the only change brought about by Sophie's stint at Ballymaloe Cookery School. She feels calm and refreshed, and, believe it or not, has even started running.
It's certainly off the beaten track, but those who venture to this sparsely populated central Asian nation won't regret it — just watch out for that vodka.
Week two at Ballymaloe Cookery School saw Sophie and Camille inspired by another Irish domestic goddess as they continued to cook (and eat) up a storm.
Patsy Stone visiting two of the most beautiful places in the world? Sold! Tara Ward watches Joanna Lumley's TWO travel series which you can watch on Lightbox right now.
Volun-tourism - volunteering while abroad - would seem to be a way of making your OE that little less self-indulgent, leaving the communities you visit better than you found them. But what is intended as an act of charity can leave long-term damage, writes Hannah Reid.
Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Jimmy Hayes, co-founder of innovative carry-on luggage company Minaal.
Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes took her family to Nelson care of the Interislander Kaitaki. She writes about what it's really like for families on board.
Albert West goes sightseeing in Cairo, where the wonders of antiquity and the fragility of the modern world stand side by side. Omar led through an arcade of small shops to â€¦
A black market has emerged for on-selling tickets, but instead of suffocating the idea, the airlines should be running it themselves, writes one Wellington student.