While residents from neighbouring countries and foreigners like to describe Colombia as “Locombia” (crazy Colombia), Colombians are perhaps best identified by their holy trinity: religion, coffee and music. Those who are able to look past the country’s bad reputation, and have the fortune of spending more than a few months here, can enjoy its distinctive culture and beauty fully. The sultry sounds of “cumbia” and “Colombian salsa” music start from subtle admiration and later blossom into to real love. And although, in the minds of many foreigners, two elements from the trinity of characteristics are replaced by civil war and drugs, the third replacement, pride, is clear for all to see.