After traveling through liberated territory from Armenia to the entrance to Nagorno-Karabagh, we arrived in Shushi. The devastation from war is evident everywhere here in partially demolished buildings, strewn concrete, and rubble. Yet, construction crews are also working and there are some new buildings in progress. Together, we traveled to the edge of town, where once again I put my fear of heights aside and stood in awe of the astounding beauty of bright green mountains, rocky cliffs, and wide open sky. Afterwards we headed to Stepanakert, where the development is palpable. We are learning more and more each moment we are here about Karabagh’s growth, identity, determination, history, and its quest for recognition by the rest of the world. And every moment is fascinating.