A seven days trip to Menorca (flying with Volotea from Genoa) from 24th to 31st of July 2017.
Rented a car with https://www.hiperrentacar.com/it/, asking for a Fiat Panda or similar, ended up with a huge Opel Meriva full optional and with just 450km. 220€. Nice car, but way too big to travel the narrow roads of Menorca.
I stayed in a room with bathroom and kitchen rented on AirBnb, in the outskirts of Ciutadella. Cheap (compared to average prices) triple room, 420€ for a week.
I had the need to perform a few different tasks, such as monitoring solar panels, download torrents/emule, run vpn servers, aggregate two different ADSL connections, share media files, backup data.
I decided to build my own mini-server to host all the services needed to meet my requirements.
I preferred to build a virtualizzation server, and than install multiple OSes. This choice partially derives from me having already 3 different OS installations on two old PCs. I migrated these on the new server as virtual machines.
Corfù (Kerkyra) is a greek island located in the south of the Adriatic Sea. here the climate is mediterranean, more rainy than greek islands average, thus the vegetation is abbundant, with olive trees and conifers.
I visited this island at the end of may 2016. The weather was always sunny, temperatures in range 23-26 °C during the day, and 17-18 °C by night (in Paleokastritsa)
It leads you in the Burranco de Las Damas/Gran valle, up to a pass that separate the north from the south coast. You can even go there by foot, it is “only” an 11km walk back and forth.
If you decide to go there by bike, please note that is a difficult road. not dangerous, but depending on your skill, you may have to get off the bike for 2/4km of the total. At the top of the hill, you’re likely to find a strong wind. It rised my bike and moved it, so be careful. But 100m over the top everything gets easier.