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MacLaren has traveled to 45 US states and over 20 countries - in Europe, Asia and the Americas.  He has crossed the North American continent six times by car, train or bus (and partially on foot).
MacLaren has traveled to 45 US states and over 20 countries - in Europe, Asia and the Americas.  He has crossed the North American continent six times by car, train or bus (and partially on foot).
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In the summer of 1986 he hitchhiked from San Francisco to New York City, arriving in Manhattan through the Holland Tunnel on his 27th birthday. During this trip he interviewed many of those who picked him up and (with their permission) recorded their thoughts on a tape recorder.
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In the summer of 1986 he hitchhiked from San Francisco to New York City, arriving in Manhattan through the Holland Tunnel on his 27th birthday. During this trip he interviewed many of those who picked him up and, with their consent, recorded their thoughts on a tape recorder.
In autumn 2003 he took buses from Manhattan to the southern side of the Panama Canal.  From Panama City he flew to Medellin, Colombia, and traveled the country by bus.  He then made his way back to Central America and Mexico, arriving at the Texas border in April 2004 - six months after he had left it.  He recorded his impressions of life on buses, in cheap hotel rooms and in bars in notebooks, but his knapsack was stolen with many of the notebooks inside it when he was dancing with a woman in a bar in the La Candelaria district of Bogotá, Colombia.
In autumn 2003 he took buses from Manhattan to the southern side of the Panama Canal.  From Panama City he flew to Medellin, Colombia, and traveled the country by bus.  He then made his way back to Central America and Mexico, arriving at the Texas border in April 2004 - six months after he had left it.  He recorded his impressions of life on buses, in cheap hotel rooms and in bars in notebooks, but his knapsack was stolen with many of the notebooks inside it when he was dancing with a woman in a bar in the La Candelaria district of Bogotá, Colombia.

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