I wonder why Popayan is called the White City?

I wonder why Popayan is called the White City?

The patio: one of ParkLife Hostel´s common areas.

The patio: one of ParkLife Hostel´s common areas.

Termales de San Juan in Purace National Park. 2 hours away from Popayan.

Termales de San Juan in Purace National Park. 2 hours away from Popayan.

Up in the Air. Clever solution for a small space. By putting a mezzanine for the bed we gained a lot of space for a lounge area.

Clever solution for a small space. By putting a mezzanine for the bed we gained a lot of space for a lounge area.

Reception at ParkLife Hostel Popayan. Hard working people.

Reception at ParkLife Hostel Popayan.

Indigenous people in Silvia Market. Colorful and 100% local.

Indigenous people in Silvia Market. Colorful and local.

Communal kitchen in ParkLife Hostel Popayan. Well equiped with pans, frying pans, plates, cutting boards, fridge, cook, glasses, etc.

I like these counters but with a different color scheme

Tumbs in Tierradentro. 800 years old and still retaining lots of forms and colors.

Inside of one of the tumbs. Homomorphic columas and colorful drawings.

Cozy nice and quiet roof terrace. Perfect for watching a movie.

Cozy nice and quiet roof terrace.

Going up Purace volcano. Great views!!

The path to the volcano is quiet well marked with sign, trees and rocks painted in yellow.

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