It’s so sad to learn that things like this are still happening to foreigners in Thailand. Everybody finds paradise in the Land of Smiles – at first. It’s one thing to enjoy the place as a tourist. It’s quite another to live there and go native. Can you really blend in? Is what you’re seeing the real Thailand?
A backpacker who moved to Thailand after watching Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach was found hanged in his hotel room ‘after feeling pressure to come home’.
Jack Davies, 21, was found dead 6,000 miles from home, moving to the tropical paradise after seeing the Danny Boyle cult movie, an inquest heard.
The tragic globetrotter spent three years partying with fellow travellers before settling down on the picturesque Phi Phi islands, off the coast of Phuket, for work.
Mr Davies stayed in Thailand after his tourist visa expired and worked in a bar. He was said to be having the ‘time of his life’ on the idyllic islands, exploring the white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and stunning mountains. But friends said he felt ‘under pressure to go home’ to Llanelli, south-west Wales, before his death.
An inquest heard how Jack – known to his friends as Jay – had been out drinking with his friends shortly before his death in August last year.
He left his friends and went back to the K Guest house where he had been staying. Jack’s friends later found his body and raised the alarm. Emergency services rushed to the scene but he was declared dead shortly after they arrived.
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