Posted:  |  Updated: 16/06/12 10:12

Worst Ever Literary Pilgrimages

This week brought the charming news that a group of Chaucer enthusiasts are planning to mark the 625th anniversary of the origins of The Canterbury Tales by retracing the famous journey themselves.

A literary pilgrimage can be a wonderful way to experience travel if you’re dedicated enough – from following Hemingway’s footsteps across the beauty spots and bars of Europe, to searching for Wordsworth’s beloved daffodils in the Lake District, to following Victor Frankenstein up Mont Blanc.

…But that’s all rather boring. Instead, we’ve rounded up 6 of the most downright foolish, dangerous and just pointless literary pilgrimages you could ever hope to spend your summer pursuing.

Feel free to add any of your own below.

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The horror (the horror) of going on a Joseph Conrad-inspired holiday is obvious. We're all for getting off the beaten track a bit, but floating into a hostile area of uncharted jungle is probably as bad an idea now as it was in colonial times. Just think of the snakes.

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