Filed Under (Random Photo of the Week) by Rob on 16-02-2011

“The Rolling Hotel”, photographed in Dogon Country

This was the second time I’d seen this fascinating vehicle in Mali (first time was in Bamako, but I had no camera with me). The small windows at the rear intrigued me – how could you fit people in there? How does it all work?

Here’s the Rotel Tours website (all in German, but good photos) and here’s another site showing how it all works.

Better still, have a look on YouTube, where there are various Rotel vids, including this one of the bus and this one, showing how the bedroom compartments are opened up and accessed. Finally, here’s their promotional video.

(NB I’m unable to watch these myself, due to band width, so let me know if they’re not good!)

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