After visiting the cultural triangle, the driver takes us to Green View, a hotel in the middle of the mountains in Elkaduwa, close to Kandy.
To give you a quick idea, the cultural triangle is made of 3 very important cities in Sri Lankan history. Each was the capital of Sri Lanka at some point: Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya. Yeah it took us ages to remember those names!
We stop at Dambulla on our way to the cultural triangle. The city seems pretty small and not that exciting until we get to the Royal Rock temple. Located at the top of a hill, it’s made of 5 separate caves containing 150 Buddha statues.
We land at 4.30am at the Colombo airport. It’s already very hot and humid. A few hundreds of people are waiting and shouting right outside. It’s packed, we need to elbow our way out. We start bargaining straight away with a few cab drivers and jump into a taxi to go the hotel where we rest for a few hours.