Just returned a week ago from a trip with my husband to France, Italy and Turkey. I'd never really been that keen to visit Europe but had a lovely time (despite the crummy 'Spring' weather) but I'd have to say that Turkey was my favourite place. If anyone has the chance to visit I would highly recommend it, especially if you're partial to cats and dogs. There are cats everywhere in Istanbul and I patted as many as I could, and no doubt contracted a few diseases along the way. Izmir also had its fair share of cats but also lots of doggies running around and I really really enjoyed being surrounded by animals everywhere I went, especially as they are not considered pests over there.
The scenery was beautiful, food was great and visting Ephesus was amazing! Go Turkey!
And now I have to go back to work. Blah.