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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/29/2017 10:03 PM
Breakfast at Hotel Gustavs was starting pretty late, 08:00. They did have breakfast room and check-out in the same building so no morning walk needed.

Breakfast was fine, nothing fancy but just enough normal bread, eggs, juice and coffee.

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Rooms in this hotel are all different. Mine had separate bedroom and a living room.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/28/2017 5:46 AM
Once I woke up I checked latest ferry ticket prices over to Tallinn and discovered that 10:30 ferry was some 74€ and 13:30 was only 28€ so easy decision was made and I was in no hurry anymore.

Went early to the garage to finish packing the bike, did not have enough time to do that yesterday and take bike to home. I did have everything already packed back at home, now just some final tuning of them.

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There had been some news that they would check more carefully everybody’s travel documents in the harbor so I left even earlier than usually and still there...
By Ilpo Juvander on 5/28/2016 9:04 PM
Got everything packed on the previous day – finally – and was just waiting for the morning to see how early I would wake up. At 04:14 I was already up and planning for the coming day. I was not able to book a morning ferry, both of them were already booked so I needed to take 13:30 ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn.

Not too bad, I got some time to rethink how to pack everything and it was really needed as well.

And I got also something to eat before leaving from home.

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By noon I was ready and started driving towards ferry. Some...
By Ilpo Juvander on 7/29/2015 8:43 PM
Got Max up a bit earlier since we needed to be on the road right after 08:00 so that we get into ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki.

Breakfast was normal bread, coffee and yoghurt – lots of coffee to get day started.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/28/2015 8:26 PM
Day started with excellent breakfast, will take through the day easily.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/30/2015 8:03 PM
I had agreed yesterday with the receptionist that I would like to have breakfast 07:00 in the morning and once I had packed all my stuff went to see if it was there or not and everything was ready.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/29/2015 9:38 PM
Time to start this years summer trip. Wakeup time was 05:00 in the morning and as I has pretty much everything packed I was not in any hurry this time – or so I though.

Just as I was about to leave and put my luggage into my motorbike, I could not find the key for it! Then I remembered that last night I was putting some stuff to the bike and I had probably left the key into my trousers pocket. And Anne just turned on the washing machine with my trousers in there. But after 10 minutes waiting to get all the water out and door opened, key was found and this time it was clean as well.

So after this incident, bike finally packed and ready to go.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/4/2015 9:00 PM
This day was going to be a long one, so breakfast at 06:30 and right after 07:00 I was on the road again.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 5/23/2015 10:27 PM
Morning started early, had good time to pack everything before breakfast and even put everything on to bike as well. Bike was found where I left it, in the garage.

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Other bike that was there last night was already gone.

Right after 08:00 got small breakfast, just enough to get me started.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 5/22/2015 10:10 PM
This time decided to take a bit different approach when leaving from Finland. Usually I have been driving one really long day to somewhere, but now I left with 13:30 ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn and was about to drive only few hundred kilometers.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/26/2014 7:28 PM
Had a small breakfast as I had reserved a ferry ticket with an entry to Business Lounge where I would get proper lunch. This has become a tradition, my last treat before getting back home after these holiday trips.

By 08:00 I was on the road and heading towards Tallinn. Did not stop even once on the way, just drove the 317 km to the harbor with a small detour to get some drinks.

I got well on time to the ferry, few other bikes were there as well, coming from an weekend biker meeting in Estonia.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/19/2014 6:13 PM
Finally the day was there again! Long waited vacation was there again.

I had originally planned to leave on Thursday morning, but I had somehow mixed the ferry booking and was pretty much forced to take the one I got and it happened to be the one on 18th of June, Wednesday night ferry leaving Helsinki at 21:30 towards Tallinn.

Plan was now to drive directly from Tallinn to Warsaw using Via Baltica and not take any smaller roads due to the fact that I was driving by night.

Everything was already packed, just some fine tuning and I was ready to leave.

First stop was going to be my local gas station, I was not going to stop in Tallinn for fuel as I wanted to get as fast forwards as possible.

I was an hour before ferry departure at the harbor, but everybody was already queuing in there. Couple of other bikers were waiting to board as well, but not really many.

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