Centro Peyton

We are settled in our new lodging, after arriving in Lima yesterday from Arequipa or the United States, depending upon who you are! Centro Peyton is part of Yancana Huasy and we have eaten many a wonderful meal here. But this is the first time we have actually stayed “in the neighborhood” so to speak.

Centro Peyton is the home of administrative offices and a gathering place for education, conferences and programs. On the second and third floors are dormitory style rooms that typically house university student groups who travel to Yancana Huasy for immersion and service projects. Our group is a bit different in that we have students as well as mature professionals and couples. When our former guesthouse closed Yancana Huasy broached the idea of staying at Peyton and it is a wonderful solution! They found ways to accommodate our mixed group. We have everything we need, and then some plus the opportunity to live in the midst of the community where we are working. This means that we do not go out after dark, and we will walk only in groups when outside during the day because security is an issue.

Centro Peyton is a haven of peace and quiet inside, while a noisy world outside our windows continues round the clock (ear plugs are a great help!) See photos below of Peyton, and some near neighbors to have a sense of where we will be living and working in the coming days.

More of the neighborhood.

The neighborhood a few blocks away.

Peyton is built into the side of an arid mountain, which was incorporated into the design of the building.

Peyton is built into the side of an arid mountain, which was incorporated into the design of the building.

A near neighbor - her cooking the source of the wood smoke we smelled this morning.

A near neighbor – her cooking the source of the wood smoke we smelled this morning.

The garden courtyard around which Centro Peyton is built.

The garden courtyard around which Centro Peyton is built.

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