Yes Iloved, usually traveling Ithiopia should be no problem, plenty travel opportunities and accomodation. But here we now speak not about an average pilgrimage fest, here we speak about Addis Amet Millenium.
I hear from my brother over there only until now 20.000 visum demands have arrived in the ministry. The authorities believe that Ethiopia will double it's population during the Millenium! Because you have so many Ithiopians living all around this planet, and they all want to go home for this special date and visit family. Plus: this is the best cultural-tourist date in a whole thousand years.
Yes I have planned the smaller circle: Addis - Bahir Dar- Gonder - Lalibela - Addis.
But my Brother, at whom and his wife I and I queen will stay in Addis, told me that I should plan that NOTHING will go. It's pretty normal that there ain't much going during rainy season, but this time you have masses and masses who need accomodation too.
So the best thing is to check it out while we are there. How things are going. And if not, I will stay in my Father's city his new flower with I beloved ones. No matter what, JAH provides.
I hear somebody asking about Shashamane.
In Shashamane you will have the whole situation even more extreme! Every Rasta around the world will try to be ther at this date. In the US you have big communities who plan this trod for a long time now. And the first and main stop for most of the Rasta still is Shashamane (don't ask me why).
If I go there then just to check brethren and family. But Iman won't stay for long. So if you don't have personal connections, there aint many other options. I know of a TTI run hotel in Shash, and now there is a new lodges-hotel run by Idren from france.
But ALL these accomodations won't be enuff for all the masses that come for the Millenium. My brethren told me a man from America rent a whole compound near to the compound of I brother just for this period of time. So you see, not only the hotels will be rare, but any kind of accomodation.
One question still: As the I said, there is a road from Gonder to Lalibela in the dry season. But Addis Amet is till in the rainy season. So I have now an english travel guide which says there are "unsealed roads". Can anybody explain to me what is an unsealed road? Does that mean it can't be used during rainy season?
Because as I saw, the I travelled from Addis to Bahir Dar via Debre Markus. But there is a road which reaches Bahir Dar in 12hours, but this is one of these unsealed roads. So it might not be usable during rainy season?