The $800 adventure

November 5, 2013

Issaquah woman goes around the world on a shoestring budget

Back in September 2011, Issaquah native Courtney Proff arrived in Australia with $800 to her name and 15 pairs of shoes. It was a one-way trip for the then 24 year old.

Contributed Courtney Proff rides her motorbike in Mai Chau, a small farming village four hours southwest of Hanoi.

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Courtney Proff rides her motorbike in Mai Chau, a small farming village four hours southwest of Hanoi.

A year later, Proff was backpacking in Southeast Asia with the full intention of coming home after her travels. Today, she is a private English tutor to a primarily Korean clientele in the Little Korea district of Hanoi, Vietnam.

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