It's been fun looking up international real estate for them. Here's a nice 2 bedroom flat in Warsaw (where my father grew up) that was showcased in the New York Times. At $945,000, it will definitely not be my parent's future home, but I liked it. It's a historic building, but the apartment has a bright, contemporary vibe.
Those open onto a balcony that looks out on a private courtyard. I don't know what it is about the word courtyard that sends thrills down my spine, but it does.