I begin my drive from Petra with a desert storm brewing.
Along "The Desert Highway" to Madaba I encounter huge rain and blinding sandstorms.
Windshield wipers create "patty cakes of mud" that I am constantly using wiper fluid to clean.
At one point traffic comes to a complete standstill as the smell and taste of desert sand fills the air.
I arrive in Madaba to heavy rain and local street flooding.
About to give up my search, I stop at Madaba Hotel and when told rooms where 45JD I asked for a discount.
"30JD, AND I STOP TALKIN" was the harsh response I received. Well, EXCUSE ME!! I eventually find Black Iris Hotel.
BLACK IRIS HOTEL
Ode .. the hotel manager is quiet pleasant and helps me plan my next day. I am hungry but it is miserable to venture out. To my surprise, Ode makes me an offer ... 3JD and he will prepare me a home cook meal. I accept. 20 minutes later I am served... Salad, pita bread, rice, chicken, vegetables and orange juice. What a deal!