Prior to the Covid Pandemic, there were several discussion groups that met usually weekly.  These groups, of necessity, ceased during the Pandemic.  Now, they are returning.  We will be announcing information about them here.

This Group meets on Thursdays at 1 pm at A Taste of Norway restaurant on Thappraya Road in Jomtien [see map below].  
This is a political discussion group. Not only U.S. topics but worldwide events are up for grabs. Many political points of view are recognized. Discussion is usually civil. Topics are introduced at each meeting depending on the news of the day. The one main rule is no negative words about our host country, it”s people and it”s King.

They do encourage all to buy food, or at least coffee and dessert and leave generous tips so that management and staff makes the Group feel welcome. Newcomers are invited to simply show up at said venue or send an email to and we will forward it to the Group.

This Group Meets every Monday morning from 10 am to noon at the "A Taste of Norway" Restaurant on Thappraya Road in Jomtien [see map below].

The conversation is general, usually what attendees have been doing or planning to do.  Travel is a frequent subject, and restaurants are discussed for good & bad, politics is acceptable in short comments. 

Breakfast is very reasonable, with English, American, Norwegian and mixed requests from their 20 or so selections are acceptable.  Newcomers are invited to simply show up at said venue or send an email to and we will forward it to the Group.

The Touchy Topics and Breakfast Groups meet at the Taste of Norway Restaurant - Map to location

Paul has formed a new Discussion Group, Populists Abroad. Their second meeting will be on March 13 upstairs in the air-conditioned conference room of Starbucks, situated on 2nd road in the Central Marina (close to Pattaya’s Terminal 21) from 11am.

Although there is no fee, Starbucks does require you spend at least 200 baht on refreshments.

If you enjoy discussing and debating politics and your worldview airs more towards policies pushed by the likes of Brexit, Trump, Viktor Orban and Nigel Farage then you are invited to join like minded Expats. The discussion will cover current affairs of the day, that will be seen and discussed through an unashamedly biased right-wing populist lens.  Although all PCEC Club members may join, Paul notes that if you lean towards the Left or Socialism and have a fundamental & diametrically opposed view, you will most likely feel unwelcome within this Group. 

Their aim is to have a get together of like-minded souls who can courteously discuss without fear or favor their own similar western perspective political views on world events and hopefully make friends with like minded individuals at what they hope will continue as a regular fortnightly group meeting. PLEASE NOTE: They will not permit the discussion of Thai politics or Thai Royalty in any way.
At present, they have no plan to host dedicated speakers, but this may be something to consider for the future. If you are interested and would like to know more you can visit their Facebook page (Click Here) or contact Paul at

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