July 25, 2016 by Kat Kalashian
The World’s Top Retirement Haven No One’s Ever Heard Of
Among the breakout destinations featured in our just-released Retire Overseas Index is one you’ve probably never heard of and likely will struggle to spell or pronounce much less pinpoint on a map.
I’m speaking of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
In our efforts to introduce you to the world’s best places to live or retire overseas, we’re ever on the lookout for under-appreciated (and, usually, therefore, under-valued) destinations of opportunity. Ljubljana is one such unsung gem.
First, let’s get our bearings…
Slovenia is nestled among Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia in Central Europe. It’s the second richest of the 13 Slavic countries.
This is a mountainous territory, with 47 kms of Mediterranean coastline and a rich aquifer system, much of it underground, that cuts through the limestone in subterranean rivers. The country is impressively bio-diverse, occupying an enviable position at the center of four major geographic points: the Alps, the Dinaric Alps, the Pannonian Plain, and the Mediterranean Sea.
Though this is certainly a First-World country, it’s also refreshingly rural and largely
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