Cairo Stories by Allegra 'aleya' Pena Book Summary:
When you've decided enough is enough and it's time to go live your dreams (because your life fell apart). Ahhh... the beauty of life. Allegra 'Aleya' Pena is an American belly dancer who decided to pack it all up and move to Cairo, Egypt from Los Angeles, CA in 2008, just as the housing market was crashing and burning, and the recession was starting-to pursue her dream of belly dancing in the Middle East. At the age of 39, when most artists would never even think that was possible, she took the plunge and ended up in the mother land of belly dance. These are her stories from Facebook about arriving in Cairo, the madness she encountered living amongst 20+ million people, not speaking the language, her adventures, her trials, and literally getting caught up in the cross fire of a massive revolution that toppled president Hosni Mubarak. She never intended to write a book, but so many of her "friends" kept asking when the book was coming out. This book is dedicated to everyone who asked. These are her "Cairo Stories".