Ermis is a licensed tourist guide
since 2011, and has a background in Balkan regional studies
, focusing mostly on history, political philosophy and international relations. Being of mixed Greek and Japanese heritage
, he has often had to operate as a sort of conduit between cultures, so as to avoid misunderstandings and family members getting "lost in the translation". When he was given to the opportunity to become a professional guide
, it felt rather familiar to him and he leapt at the chance. Ermis loves receiving interesting questions by guests from around the world, but hates whitewashing the answers. "My name is Ermis. It translates into English as Hermes. I answer to both!"