The first time I visited Canada, many people kept talking about “going to the cottage” and  “cottage country.”

I pictured a fairy-tale-style house, possibly made of candy or inhabited by three bears and their porridge.

I soon learned that when they said cottage, they were just talking about what I know as a cabin.

It’s basically a second home, usually a little rustic, in a woodsy or wilderness setting.

In other words, a place to escape to when you need to get away.

People must be alike everywhere because people all over the world understand that need.

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