Originally Posted by Serendipity2
Just wanted to offer a suggestion that I think would be beneficial to some/most expats. Simply, have a cafe where expats could meet during the day over a cup of coffee or tea and share experiences, information and just get together.
I would think that many would probably enjoy having a place to meet if even a few met. Some might join the group every so ofter, others would probably like the camaraderie of a place to go, have a yarn and kick back. Most expats face the same trials and tribulations and having others' ideas could help. It need not be a "meeting" with rules, officers or a set protocol - just a bunch of expats - guys and gals to meet, enjoy one another's company and share ideas. Good idea? Not such a good ideda? Any and all thoughts on this are appreciated. I'm sure it wouldn't be for everyone but I think, at least on an infrequent basis, it could have merit. But it needs to be a venue that is located reasonably convenient to most = say the Ta Phae Gate area or Night Bazaar area and it should be during the morning where some could have breakfast and others a coffee, tea or nothing. Suggestions?
I am a member of such a place, I live in Pattaya and daily enjoy breakfast at Canterbury Tales Cafe in Pattaya, & Bookshop
There are a great bunch of guys there every day although during sonkran the numbers are depleted, there are a lot of Charactors around and a great laugh can be had.
The best part is the jokes and laughs, there are a few including Dave the owner who just about know most things/places/people that are in the know, the breakfasts all day are good too, they have coffee/Tea or course, Tetley and nescafe, also fresh coffee's, ice coffee etc etc.
This place is also a huge bookshop with a great exchange scheme, you buy a book and when you finish with it you return it for 50% of the purchase price off the next book/s, they also buy/exchange any unwanted books.
Pop in and mention you read it here and Dave may even give you a free welcome Tea/coffee.
See you there Danny