This past week I had the privilege of going to a conference on Nilo-Saharan languages (of which Ik is one) in Cologne, Germany. My good friend Robert Lane accompanied me on this journey. Every three years, a group of about a hundred scholars and students come together for three days to get to know each other and share what they've been studying about this fascinating language family.
So last Monday Robert and I flew into Schiphol airport near Amsterdam. Here we are enjoying our first taste of European cuisine:
Robert and I got to hang out quite a bit with Sam Beer, an American guy studying Nyang'i, a language related to Ik: