Quick steps, the blast of trumpets, racing tempos - the salsa is a dance not only with the body, but with the flames of the heart.
And where best to learn this passionate art than in the Capital of Salsa - Colombia's Cali.
Globetrotter Steve Hanisch made a detour to the enigmatic city, scaling heights to see it from all angles before descending into its art-lined streets.
You can even escape the city on a day-tour to the country's natural heritage, where adventure awaits.
How to get to Cali
It will take some time to travel there - there are various ways to go with a two-stopover flight, but the cheapest option is to fly to Sao Paulo in Brazil, then to Panama City, then to Cali's Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport.
Or you can instead fly to Bogota - Colombia's capital - and take a trip by bus to Cali and see the country.
South Africans do need a tourist visa to visit Colombia.