National borders are artificial and arbitrary divisions between cultural landscapes. The de facto transitions would be far more fluid were it not for the fences, walls and other architectural elements dividing territory into different legal and linguistic spaces for the sake of political and economic interests. Dozens of divisions like these divide the rims of the Mediterranean into plots, and each of these borders defines its own conditions of entry. The Algerian-Moroccan border has been officially closed since 1994 due to discrepancies during the Western Sahara Conflict. Near Saidia, the border runs between two boulders near the river Oued Kiss. Motorists on both sides stop to call out greetings and exchange information across the river. The water is only hip-deep. With a few steps, the political dispute would be overcome.