Been There – Singapore

Starbucks continues expanding the new collection of mugs in Asia. Been There – Singapore has just hit the stores in this island city-state from Southeast Asia. Modern Singapore was founded in 1819 as a trading port of the British Empire. It remained under British control till 1959 when it gained self-governance (there was a short period of Japan occupation though). It became part of the new federation of Malaysia in 1963 but due to numerous differences, it was expelled from the federation two years later, hence becoming an independent country.… Read more

Been There – Santo Domingo

Starbucks Been There – Santo Domingo is a mug for the capital of the Dominican Republic. Founded by Bartholomew Columbus (younger brother of Christopher Columbus) in 1496, it is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas. The city is a gem for tourists interested in learning about history. There are many buildings from the 1500s, in The Zona Colonial, a historic center.
Stay tuned for more pics and the full review of the mug. … Read more

Been There – Republica Dominicana

Starbucks is coming to Dominicana with two new mugs. Been There – Republica Dominicana is one of them. It is designed using the red color palette with some elements in yellow.
From the first glance, it seems that the mug is featuring the baseball player, which refers to baseball being very popular in this Caribbean country. The Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (LIDOM in Spanish), is a professional baseball league consisting of six teams spread across the Dominican Republic. The league’s players include many prospects that go on to play in Major League Baseball in the United States.… Read more

Star Wars Been There – Dagobah

Star Wars Been There – Dagobah mug completes the trio released today.
Dagobah made its first appearance in “Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back”. We see it twice: before and after events occurring on the Bespin. In the Star Wars universe, Dagobah is a planet of swamps and forests. One of the purest places in the galaxy within the Force it served as a refuge for Jedi Grand Master Yoda, that is why we see a lot of him on the mug.… Read more

Star Wars Been There – Bespin

Star Wars Been There – Bespin mug has also been released today and is available for the purchase in the Disney Shop online.
In the Star Wars Universe, Bespin is a gas giant with a thin layer of breathable atmosphere a.k.a. the “Life Zone”. The planet is the source of Tiabana gas which is used in hyperdrives and starship weaponry. As the support for the mining industry, several mining complexes float above the planet within “Life Zone”. Cloud City is one of them, you can see it on the front and the back of the mug.… Read more

Star Wars Been There – Hoth

Star Wars Been There – Hoth is a mug that I’ve mentioned and have shared the picture of in my previous post. Well, it is now official! As it was revealed by Disney Shop, new Starbucks Star Wars themed mugs are coming out on May 4h, 2020. Sure thing Disney could not resist choosing this unofficial holiday of the Star Wars franchise to release new merchandise. This pun on a famous line from the saga, “May the Force be with you” got far beyond the fan-based universe.… Read more

Been There – Cozumel

Starbucks Been There – Cozumel is a mug for an island and municipality in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It is a well known touristic destination with multiple resorts, restaurants, scuba diving and snorkeling facilities.
It is also a popular port for cruize ships, one of those we can see on the front of the mug.
Tumba del Caracol at Punta Sur (can be seen on the front as well) was Mayan temple built during the Post Classic period (950 – 1539 AD).… Read more

Been There – Acapulco

Starbucks Been There – Acapulco is a mug for the resort city on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The full name of the city is Acapulco de Juárez and it was well known as a port since the early colonial period of Mexico’s history all thanks to the location and deep bay. To add more to that, the port was the final destination for the Manila Galleons – Spanish trading ships making round-trip voyages between the ports of Acapulco and Manila (both being a part of New Spain).… Read more

Been There – Monterrey

Starbucks Been There – Monterrey is a mug for the capital of the Mexican state of Nuevo León. Thanks to being a commercial center of northern Mexico and the base of many international corporations, Monterrey’s GDP is the second largest in the country.
The city is surrounded by large mountain ranges and even its name is translated as “King mountain”. One of these mountains, the Cerro de la Silla, is depicted on the front of the mug. Its two peaks, Pico Norte and Pico la Virgen form somewhat a saddle on the top of it, hence the name “Saddle mountain”.… Read more

Been There – Tulum

Tulum is one of the eleven municipalities of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Starbucks Been There – Tulum is a mug for one of the archaeological sites which that municipality is home to. This is the third most-visited archaeological site in Mexico thanks to its proximity to Riviera Maya and Cancun in particular. The ruins of a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city are situated on a 40ft tall cliff. It served as a major port for Coba and saw its development peak in the 13th-15th centuries.… Read more

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