Nothing stops Bruno Blanchet | The Journal of Montreal

It had been at least 20 years since Bruno Blanchet had been in Bas-Saint-Laurent when he had the idea of ​​running there to join his good friend Guy.

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A glance at the map was enough to convince him that the 279km road had to be covered to get to the Parc du Bic, where the team from The beautiful tour settled for his Bas Saint Laurent special weren’t that huge. “I looked at the distance between Guy and I and I was like, ‘Okay! It would be fun to join him,” said Bruno Blanchet from his native Thailand. He was also joined by around forty runners on his journey.

For him, Bas-Saint-Laurent, where Highway 20 ends and meets the river, is associated with his first travel memories. “When I was very young, my parents would wake us up in the middle of the night and put us in our big car from the days when they made beds with pillows for us. And when we saw the river, they woke us up and said, “Children, wake up, it’s the sea”. We could see the estuary at sunrise. It was fantastic.”

Originally from Montreal, Bruno would take his family to Bas-Saint-Laurent almost every summer to visit his father’s relatives, who were originally from Gaspésie. “We visited the family in Matane, in Rivière-du-Loup, in Cap-Chat.”

Outsmart life with simplicity

Now based in Thailand, the animator, writer and actor, who has traveled to more than a hundred countries around the world, enjoys all the moments that life has in store for him as they are and without hope. “I’ve made the choice to have time over money and I’m enjoying it. Life offers us nothing and has nothing to promise us. It’s up to us to move on and create our destiny,” he said in an interview.

“I don’t collect [de pays visités]. Me, I’ll stay where it takes as long as it takes. There are many places that I love so much that I keep coming back to them. I’ve never been to Italy, Portugal or Scandinavia. I’m a bit more Uganda, Rwanda, Africa, India: places that are touristy in a different way,” said the globetrotter.

Monsieur Bruno back for eat the world

Bruno and his team are currently planning the next season of the show Mr. Bruno’s vacationwho will travel to Africa, India and Asia this year.

A new season of will also be created parallel to this show eat the worldthis spin-off series that focuses on the cuisines of the different countries visited Mr. Bruno’s vacation.

“It’s the show that I’ve had the most instant happiness in creating because I don’t know anything about it and because I’m at the mercy of all the people I meet who prepare me [quelque chose] like food. Of course if we do Mr. Bruno’s vacation and we don’t eat the worldthere will be some eat the world in Mr. Bruno’s vacation‘ he assured.

Bruno Blanchet plans to return to Quebec by the end of the summer, notably to compete in the Granby marathon and visit the Belle province to run. He’s always amazed at the friendliness of the Quebecers he meets on the road or while shopping. “Spontaneity, enjoying meeting others; really, sharing our happiness is very difficult to achieve. We’re really, really good at home,” he said.

The Bas Saint Laurent Special by The beautiful tour airs this Monday at 8 p.m. on TVA.

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