Safdar Mandviwala, a member of the Hour 25 community, had the opportunity to travel to Greece along with the Harvard Alumni Association’s travel-study program led by Gregory Nagy. In a recent Hour 25 posting, Safdar Mandviwala shares insights about their time in Athens and Marathon, which was also the last leg of the travel-study program.
It was at the farewell dinner that night that we all realized how attached we had become to one another. Over yet another delicious meal the study-group discussed the highlights of the trip, savoring the flavors and the fresh memories of Greece. Next morning we would each go our separate ways, but with a common understanding of ancient Greek history, culture, language, and mythology through the unique lens of this travel-study.
Here you can find information about the first two legs of the program, shared by Janet M. Ozsolak:
- Sanctuary of Asclepius, Olympia and Delphi: Travel-study, Leg 2
- Nafplio, Argos and Mycenea: Travel-study, Leg 1
Originally from Pakistan, Safdar Mandviwala lives in Dubai. He has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry. He is now in search of a new identity. He first joined the fourth session of HeroesX, after which he traveled with Professor Nagy who led the travel-study program to Greece in June 2016. With his new-found passion for ancient Greek literature, he plans to learn and participate on the Hour 25 Forums as much as possible.
Image credit: Safdar Mandviwala