holydays in holyplaces

i’m deciding that i don’t want to be in jerusalem for the chagim. i’m not too crazy about holy days; not like it used to be anyway… sentimental… but jerusalem, as it says so eloquently in Ktuvim, is a whore. even the old city is littered with ‘foxes’. it’s depressing as hell, whether i’m religious or not.
so it looks like i will venture North for chagim, beautiful peaceful israeli north, where it’s green and crisp and the mind is free to be clear. religious or not.