Ok a bit more serious now, a bit of culture for a change! (it's foodie culture, so read it please, it might be useful for impressing your in-laws during an awkward silence)

So Chulalongkorn Day is a public holiday in Thailand that commemorates the day Chulalongkorn (aka King Rama V) died. King Rama V was a renowned gourmet who loved to relax over food. He was a bit fed up with the royal food served to him at his court (oh I feel so sorry for him (!)) and was longing for things like shrimp past...

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