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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/7/2016 9:59 PM
Day started early again, got breakfast right after 07:00 and I was ready to ride by 07:45.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/6/2016 9:50 PM
It is starting to happen, later mornings. I woke up early and went down to  take some stuff already into bike and noticed that reception was totally empty at 07:00 and no breakfast waiting. Decided to take it easy and see closer to 08:00 what happens.

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Just before 08:00 things started happening and I eventually got coffee, juice, warm croissant, bread and yoghurt. What more to expect before a riding day!

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/5/2016 9:20 PM
We still had seminar program until 12:00 so just before noon I was able to start again. Got everything packed before and after breakfast, just matter of jumping on to a bike.IMG_1766

Because of late start, I decided to take toll roads and just drive as I had many kilometers cover for this day. This became a real transit day through bigger roads. Needed to cover many kilometers on this and following day.

Had few stops just for a drink as it was quite hot, over 30 degrees.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/1/2016 8:57 PM
Got an early morning again and started planning for coming day and packing.

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By 07:30 I had everything packed again. Checking out from the hostel was no go as there was nobody at the reception so I just dropped the keys back to the room and left.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 5/31/2016 9:42 PM
Had an really early morning did not manage to sleep even until my phone started ringing 06:00.

After having my morning porridge in the room (there was no breakfast option in this place) I packed everything and by 07:30 I was ready to ride again.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/25/2015 9:33 PM
Had a very small sweet breakfast in the café, could have been better.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/24/2015 8:07 PM
Had an excellent breakfast (well, if you can call Italian breakfast excellent, but best in Italy so far) and started packing again.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/23/2015 8:17 PM
Morning start took a bit longer as my route planning was in troubles. I was trying to find a place from Rome, but failed to find any proper one so needed to expand the zone. And after driving in Naples, I thought that it might not be that nice to drive in the traffic there when temperature was still a lot over 30 degrees.

Italy is a tough place to find decent hotel with good (secure) parking for motorbike, but finally I managed to find a place from Spoleto which is a bit further from Rome but still along the route towards Finland.

After this woke up Max and headed to breakfast.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/22/2015 8:22 PM
Had quite a good breakfast in Hotel Alhambra, almost typical Italian.

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By 09:30 we had packed our stuff and on the road again.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/21/2015 8:11 PM
Day started really early, wakeup at 02:30 after sleeping only couple of hours. Quickly some sandwich and water, shower, final packing and then to get Max up as well.

At 03:00 we were outside of For Rest Aparthotel packing the bike and 03:15 we started driving towards ferry port in Valletta. Ferry was scheduled to leave at 05:00 and we made it easily.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/11/2015 7:11 PM
Had an lazy morning due to the fact that check-in into my next hotel was going to be earliest at 17:00. So slow breakfast was in the program.

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Little before 10:00 I was ready again and all packed towards Villa San Giovanni which is where the ferry leaves towards Sicily.

Got the ticket from the ticket office few hundred meters before the dock and then waited for ferry to arrive. Ferry goes every 40 minutes and crossing takes about 20 minutes.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/10/2015 8:52 PM
Had an later breakfast than usual as at Il Giardino Delle Sete the owners were either not waking up that early. But this was quite fine by me, I had still plenty of hours left for the day.

Again, nobody else at the breakfast with me. I seem to book the small places just for me!

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/9/2015 8:11 PM
Day started with a small breakfast at 08:00.

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I was not in any hurry since this was may day off from riding. For the morning I had to go to the harbor to pick up a ferry ticket I had booked earlier to travel from Vlorë to Brindisi. I chose this line because it was running during daytime and was relatively short in time, only 4,5 hours travel time.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/24/2014 7:04 PM
Day started early in hotel Galli, breakfast at 7:30 and nobody else was there.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/23/2014 9:21 PM
Day started with normal routines, breakfast and packing.

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Then was time for Gasthof Hochalmspitze’s *mandatory* leaving routine: picture taking.

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