About Us 2017-08-03T12:14:26+01:00

connect international

connects across cultures

We are Marc and Katrina Schachtler. Both of us are Swiss living in Berne, Switzerland. We spent 17 years in Asia and have enjoyed many friendships and great food. We have been married for 30 years and together have survived many adventures. Now we are free to roam again since both of our kids have left home.

We love life and the beauty that comes with it. We have travelled far and wide. Wherever we go we try to immerse ourselves into the local culture. Language is one important key for that. Both of us speak four or five different languages. Our Mandarin Chinese is pretty good too.

We are busy people. That is why, when we are abroad we often take a time out where we slow down, enjoy, connect and reflect.

Check out our regular Blog with insights on Switzerland!

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“Space Minimum” Painting by Titus Eichenberger

Links to some of our friends and some important sites.