Just yesterday I realized that there are some other aspects also about living in the countryside. One weekend we came back home from the summer cottage after the vacation and noticed that post office had tried to deliver us a letter but we weren’t home (registered letter so they cannot leave it to our box without a signature). It was Sunday evening (about 4pm) and then I realized that actually we can go to the “post office” and pick it up.

In the Finnish countryside we don’t have official post offices any longer as the Post is saving some money; so they have given this task to the local companies, in our case it is handled by a small grocery shop. And these type of shops are open also during Sunday and even open until 9pm. The official post office would never be open at that time so actually living in countryside has it’s positive sides very much - we get much better service compared to the people living in the city. :-D