As regular readers of this blog and my Facebook feed know, we eat a lot of soup. This one was different than any other we had in Laos. For under $2 (15,000 kip), Gary got a big bowl of noodles laced with a slightly spicy red curry sauce, chicken and coconut milk. The menu at the restaurant called it Lao Noodle Soup. The restaurant had no sign out front, so if you are in Laos and want a bracing bowlful, it is right across from Wonderful Tours (which we also recommend) in Vang Vieng, a town once known for "happy shakes" that has been cleaned up and made a center for slightly adventurous tourism and natural beauty. Plus it had some of the best inner tubing I've ever done.