For the first time this year I visited the United States. I began traveling at age 17, first alone, then, after the age thirty, in company with my wife. We went away for long periods with our backpacks and without programming . So we have known the countries that today would not be possible to visit as we did then. We had never thought to go to the United States. We were looking for countries off the beaten track by tourism . Those countries were also a challenge for us but we faced with enthusiasm. In return we received friendship, hospitality and knowledge of rhythms and habits of life totally different from ours. For the first time this year I visited the United States.