Cheques are still being used! When I signed up for bank account here I got asked for a cheque book and I laughed at the thought, however the advisor said these where still used in Canada , some people still pay people in Cheques and some organisations are not setup to take cash! Even companies are still just coming to the fact that Electronic payments are the way forward with B2B payments!
Outdoors , the country is built for activities such as Skiing , Hiking , reminds me of New Zealand. They have more lakes than any other countries in the world!
Mobile phone and Internet Is expensive. Your average mobile bill will be coming to 50$ + Tax for 2 Gigabyte worth of Data and thats with a cheap providers!