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You Are Here Ornament – Istanbul

What I love about Starbucks, that it always does unexpected moves in terms of merchandise and mugs in particular. However, it might be only unexpected to us, while their marketing department knows better what to release and when. Anyway, just when I thought that European country ornaments were the last batch from this series for this region, Starbucks strikes back with the release of the mini city mug – You Are Here Ornament – Istanbul. Pretty amazing, right? On the other hand, this major Turkish city holds a special place in Starbucks YAH collection.… Read more

You Are Here Christmas – Istanbul 2

Again, thanks to a reader of my blog with an eagle eye, I’ve discovered that there were two mugs I missed to add last Holiday Season! And here’s one of them, You Are Here Christmas – Istanbul 2 mug which is very unique in a sense, that it is the only Christmas city mug with the red handle!
Below, is the collage of all three Istanbul YAHs side by side. As you can see, there are couple other elements making Christmas v1 and v2 different, apart from the red handle, namely:
– the Christmas tree and snowman have switched places
– there are two additional candy canes on the right
– the small ship now carries a gift box
– the tram on the front of the mug is now missing the huge bow, which was initially introduced with v1
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You Are Here Christmas – Istanbul

Very surprising release – You Are Here Christmas Istanbul, just when we thought YAHs of this kind are over this year. This gives us hope for more Holiday mugs this year, since it’s only November.
As for the mug, it resembles the regular YAH with the snowman, Christmas tree and some other elements added to it.
Please see the pic below for a comparison:

yah_istanbul_comparison

Just a reminder, we now have 27 Christmas YAHs (apart from 2 from US) available in the collection… Read more

Icon – Istanbul

This Icon mug came from Istanbul, Turkey. Light Blue is used as its theme color. Bosphorus Bridge can be seen on the front of the mug and Steam Ship on the back.
This mug is somewhat hard to find.
Countries of production: China… Read more

You Are Here – Ankara

Even though all attention is now focused on the Disney YAHs, there is one international release which was revealed today. Turkey capital is finally getting own mug from You Are Here Series, yes, I am talking about Ankara. It is also the second largest city in the country, after Istanbul. It was a small town in the beginning of 20th century, but since 1920, when Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his associates chose it as a center of their resistance movement against the Allies, it grew into what we can see now.… Read more

You Are Here – Izmir

Starbucks continues to delight us with new releases for You Are Here Series. The new mug is dedicated to Izmir. Izmir is a pretty big city in the western part of Turkey. Only Istanbul and Ankara have bigger population. Izmir is a very important transportation hub and second largest port of Turkey.
Interesting, that ancient name of the city is Smyrna and it was known centuries BC. It was founded by Greeks and was changing hands multiple times before becoming a part of Ottoman Empire in 15th century.… Read more