Pacific Tides
My name is Thomas Sturm and I'm a programmer, photographer and writer.

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A World of Sounds

"A World Of Sounds" is the title of a sidebar article that appears in this month's Travel + Leisure magazine's online feature about the Top 25 Travel Websites.

The sidebar article features ten audio recordings from places around the world, including my Competing Chinese Operas, that has before been listed on the Quiet American.

I'm pretty thrilled about this and I will definitely do more recordings in the future. It's in fact such a nice medium to go along with travel stories, that we have just added it as a feature to You can check out the same recording on that site, too.

A quick note from the far future in 2023: Almost all of these links are down. Here is a copy of the magazine page from, but the actual sound recording only exists in my backups...

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