Drop Ship Lifestyle 2014 Retreat – Day 4

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Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary

Yesterday was the last day of the Drop Ship Lifestyle Retreat in Chiang Mai with more amazing presentations and fantastic entertainment.

Drop Ship Lifestyle 2014 Retreat Schedule

Friday, October 10th

  • 8:00am – 9:00 – Open office with coffee (Optional)
  • 9:00am – 9:45 – Content Marketing for eCommerce and Q&A with Brandon Nolte
  • 10:00am – 10:30 – Facebook Ads Session and Q&A with Jill and Josh Stanton
  • 10:30am – 11:15 – Outsourcing your Life and Q&A with Vince Wong
  • 11:45pm – Meet out front of Ibis for transportation to the Elephant Nature Park
  • 12:30pm – 5:00 – Elephant Nature Park
  • 5:00pm – Meet at drop off point for return transportation to Ibis
  • 5:45pm – 6:45 – Free time
  • 6:45pm – Meet out front of Ibis for transportation to the Closing Party
  • 7:00pm – 9:00 – Closing party / Buffet dinner and open bar included at 90’s Bar

The presentations in the morning were cut down and a little rushed to fit the afternoon and evening in. The Outsourcing You Life presentation should have probably been scrapped to allow the others some extra time.

Elephant Nature Park

The afternoon’s entertainment was the local Elephant Nature Park, which as beautiful. It was amazing being that close to them but some of them had really sad stories before they arrived at the park. After we had a tour of the enclosure we were allowed to help wash the elephants in the river and then actually feed them in the afternoon before we left. A vegetarian buffet was also supplied which was delicious.

Closing Party

Anton Kraly

Anton organised a closing party, with free food and beer at a local bar called the 90’s bar. That atmosphere was amazing, the food was incredible and the beer was ice cold and girls just kept refilling everyone’s glasses. I only had one glass of beer but it lasted 4-5 hours …

After the 90’s bar, there was some bar hopping and some of us ended up at a crazy Thai club. Culturally it was very different to anything I’d seen before. Free entry, with 13 bands or singers alternately singing songs on stage. The locals were all sat or standing around tables of food as they were partying and the age range seemed to be between 16-50. I’ve no idea who the people on stage were but some of the fans at the front would become quite theatrical if they got to touch one of the performers, so the performers were either super famous and/or attracted weird fans.

The retreat now is technically over, so I’ve 2 more days to explore Chiang Mai before I had back to Phuket for some more training.