A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

Lujos ‘gets culture’ !!

Even the gang at Lujos has to take a break sometimes, right? All that gathering of herbs, making of soaps and creams for all our lovely customers can make us pretty tired after awhile!!

So when daughter Peggy flew to Spain for a vacation, we decided we should take a few well-deserved days off!

One of the fun things we did was to take a short trip to Tangier. You can catch the fast ferry from Tarifa (Spain) to Tangier, and it only takes 35 minutes – even I can handle that, and I’m not a good sailor!! (I guess that as I grew up in South Dakota, and did not see the ocean until I was 14, that fact should not come as a big surprise to me)

One of the reasons we went to Tangier was to deliver an order to a B&B there (take a look at his website Dar 23). We had stayed there on our last trip, and ‘did the deal’ with the owner, Peter Cheung, then. He’s been too busy with his own customers to come pick up his order, so we thought we’d pop over for a night, stay with him, and show Peggy Tangier at the same time! It worked out very well, and we had a great time – having a fab dinner at the El Minzah Moroccan restaurant, then watching the obligatory belly-dancing for awhile. How do they shake their hips that fast?!

Back home, quick change of clothes, then out to the local flamenco club in Yunquera to listen to the flamenco! A couple of times a year, Malaga Flamenco sponsors the artistes to go out to the outlying villages and perform – this is a real attempt at keeping the art of flamenco alive in Andalucia. Most villages have a flamenco social club – including Yunquera’s El Pinsapo, which charges the princely sum of 1 euro a month per family to belong – and for that, you are entitled to go to all the concerts. A bargain!


Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

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