The husband leaves the city every week.
The daughter has been away on a rural school camp.
But since we arrived here 381 days ago, the son and I have never travelled more than the 39.8km it takes to drive from our home to Ikea in Bang Na.
Still in the city.
Today; as part of the new adventurous me in 2013, we went somewhere.
Out of Bangkok.
To the city of Ayutthaya.
We looked at the ruins and temples.
Passed elephants on the street.
And then we spent an hour fearing for our lives as we were thrown around in the back of one of these scary, but modernized little Tuk Tuk's.
We wanted to show the son the elephants we saw as we drove in, however we were instead taken to the city outskirts into a dodgy market area where a dusty sign said we had arrived at an Elephant Village and floating market.
There was no water, just a few stalls and one rather sad looking elephant that we did not want to ride.
It was a very exciting day. I saw things I never get the chance to see at home. Houses on the water, homes on stilts, Rice Fields, squat toilets.
After stopping at a bathroom along the way I encountered my first Thai Toilet.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out how to use it, but I had no idea which way to face, where the toilet paper was located - there was none. How it flushes - it doesn't, you use the bucket and water from the trough to rinse everything, including the floor. It was wet and slippery and little bit gross.
Later, on yet another toilet stop we found one western toilet, and judging by the footprints around the rim, someone else was just as bamboozled using it as I was with the Squat equivalent.
Getting out of the city really is an adventure!
Next stop is at the end of next week when we go to the coastal town of Hua Hin for a few days.