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For me, the time of tripping around the world is over. My walking disability makes visiting far away countries a waste of time and money. However, I've seen much of the world already.
I spent the first 45 years of my life seeing most of the beautiful Australia, and visited Bali with my mother. Circumstances changed in my life and I left for England, where I took a job as a nanny, eventually travelling the world with my family for three months. We stayed in Australia, California, and Singapore. During that time, I stayed with my daughter in Paris, where she worked as a model.
Upon my return to England, I met my present husband, who has children in America. Together we've returned to Australia for a year or so, visited Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, California, Houston, Hawaii, and Florida as well as the Canary Islands, and taken cruise around the Caribbean.
I've seen enough different cultures to fill my waning years with delightful memories.
The following data of the top most visited countries is supplied to the UN from countries statistical offices, tourism ministries and central banks.
France - 83m
United States - 67m
China - 57.7m
Spain - 57.7m
Italy - 46.4m
Turkey - 35.7m
Germany - 30.4m
United Kingdom - 29.3m
Overnight visitors (million)
New York 11.52
Kuala Lumpur 9.2
Hong Kong 8.72
Los Angeles 4.84