Backstory: I never dreamed when I wrote The Japanese Art of Sex: How to tease, seduce and pleasure the samurai in your bedroom, I would be speaking about geisha and performing Japanese dance at La Biennale in Venice, Italy, the oldest and most prestigious cultural arts festival in the world. I also had the opportunity to sign copies of my Spice novel, The Blonde Geisha, in Italian: Passioni di una Geisha. Come to Venice with me as I explore the city in my video series: Jina’s Excellent Adventure in Venice, Italy.
Today’s Venice Video Episode: My Private Boat Taxi to Hotel Saturnia
After I arrived in Venice at Marco Polo Airport, it was time for Enrico (my Italian bodyguard) and me to board the private boat taxi to Hotel Saturnia. It was close to sundown (I had been traveling since mid-afternoon the day before when I left Los Angeles), the air was cool and refreshing…
Let me tell you. There’s nothing like a wild boat ride to beat jet lag.
It was exhilarating.
And what an experience. Riding up and down the canals on a warm summer night, the water lapping at the sides of the boat, the night lights popping on and lighting up the ancient buildings as we made our way to my hotel. I’ll never forget it. Grazie, Enrico and La Biennale coordinator, Stefania Lora!
Coming up in my next Venice video: I’ll show you my room at the Hotel Saturnia…with the sexy “waterfall” shower.
February 2010: meet The Blonde Samurai
“She embraced the way of the warrior. Two swords. Two loves.”