With that done, it was time to check out the magnificent citadel at Yapahuwa that I had heard so much about.
I also visited one of Sri Lanka's holiest and most visited shrines, the Temple of the Tooth, in Kandy. Such a marvellous place, with some stellar architecture on display. Loved it!
And what was waiting for me at the other end left me at a loss for words.
Soon enough, it was time for a trek!
For the last leg of my quick vacation, I picked Galle, a beautiful city with Portuguese influences and architecture. Sounded like my kind of place. And boy, was it!