Ioannis Ikonomou – the man who speaks 32 languages

While I speak 6 of them, this assignment added a new dimension to my concept of a language. Ioannis Ikomomou learns languages submerging himself into a countries culture, customs and eating it’s food. He works as a translator for the EU in Brussels and believes: “Problems arise just because people don’t understand one another.”

Photographed for Reader’s Digest 09/11