Within a fortnight we wanted to explore everything the country has to offer – but first of all, I had to apply for a visa online. Visa application was easy and fast and I finally received it after a couple of days. Then I was ready to go! After about 9 hours of flight, we approached Sri Lanka. I was totally excited and looked forward to the next two weeks.
Due to the arrival in the middle of the night, we've stayed the first hours at the airport until a taxi drove us to the nearest train station. English is sufficient to communicate with the locals but you need to get used to their accent. Since we wanted to see the highlands first and relax on the beaches afterwards, our trip started from the train station in Veyangoda, which is closer to the airport than Colombo Fort and on the way to Kandy as well.