The "Wrong" Side of Town: Akumal, Mexico

On the far side of town, away from the beach, the majority of the residents in Akumal live peacefully away from the tourists. It's not a fancy area. In fact, one man told us that we were on the "wrong side of town." Without the ocean views, most tourists don't make it over here.

When I first arrived, I felt nervous about busting out my balloons to twist for the kids. However, it just took one hat before the kids came running.

I even made a balloon collar for the local dog!

Balloons came in handy in our hotel room as well. Every morning, when the room was cleaned, the maid left our towels for us twisted up into an animal. In return, my sister and I left the maid a little twisted treat each day.