About Me and Contact Me

My name is Ethan Brooke and I am a New Zealander that is currently studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea. I am approaching my second year living in Seoul. Currently I am expecting to live here until my graduation in 2020. I created Seoulinspired because I wanted to provide a detailed Seoul blog for people interested in this amazing city.

As a foreigner living and experiencing Seoul for the first time I have a lot of things to share. I created this Seoul blog for two reasons, to share my photography and to write about my experiences. By following my blog you can expect to hear all about Korea while also seeing beautiful and unique photos from the country.

Like many people, I came to Korea because I was attracted by its increasing global presence. I don’t remember exactly when I decided I wanted to move to Seoul. But it was soon after I started watching documentaries about what life in Korea was like. I started learning Korean and I decided that I wouldn’t go to university in New Zealand – I was going to make it to Korea somehow.

I don’t have many photos of myself, but luckily I have a few!

Seoulinspired – Seoul Blog

Life here isn’t perfect, in fact it is far from it. However, I wouldn’t trade my experiences here for anything. I still love life here, and I have found that for me, the positives are far greater than the negatives.

I made this blog because I wanted to share my honest experiences. As I found it really hard to find information about the true Korea. It seems that most blogs focus on the same aspects of Seoul. I wanted to expand on that, and provide different information on life here. My intention with this blog it to provide a place that people can learn about aspects of Korea that can’t be learnt elsewhere.

While there are a lot of travel blogs out there, I found that there really aren’t many comprehensive blogs (in English) from Seoul. I want to assist in filling that gap while also sharing photos from my journeys!

If you would like to contact me I can be contacted via email at Ethan@seoulinspired.com.


As you may or may not have noticed already, I am also a photographer. I take many kinds of photos but enjoy city-scapes and portraits the most. I offer professional photography services here in Seoul for travellers and foreigners living here. If you would like your own photo shoot then feel free to contact me anytime. Whether you are interested in traditional hanbok photos, couple photos, portraits, or events, I will be happy to help.

You can view my portfolio in my galleries provided on this site. If you have an idea already, we can discuss what you want and I am confident I can provide photos you will love. I charge depending on the situation, and if you would like a quote message me at +01099809709 or ethan@seoulinspired.com. I hope to make your dream photos a reality and look forward to working with you!


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