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You Are Here – Germany

We had eleven German cities released prior getting to this one – Starbucks You Are Here Germany mug. Believe it or not, this is the 12th mug from this country.
As for design, this is probably the first time when I can name all elements from the mug easily:
– sun and mountains
– German sausages – there are literally hundreds of different German sausages. Important to note, that sausage names like Bratwurst, Kochwurst, Rohwurst, Brühwurst, Blutwurst or Leberwurst do not represent a particular German sausage, but a sausage type which is made in a particular way.… Read more

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You Are Here – Helsinki

Here is the first YAH from Finland – Starbucks You Are Here Helsinki mug.
Did you know Helsinki can be shortened to Hki? This is the capital and the larges city in Finland located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea). It was founded in 1550 as the town of Helsingfors and later renamed to Helsinki.
The front of the mug:
Eduskuntatalo (Parliament House) – is the seat of the Parliament of Finland. The building was officially opened on March 7, 1931 and has been the key place of Finland’s political life since.… Read more

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You Are Here – Geneva

YAH collection is continuing to expand in Europe with the fresh release of Starbucks You Are Here Geneva mug. The color scheme is pretty interesting. The front of the mug is mostly green.
– there is a red statue I can’t identify (I tried hard, trust me)
– four 15-foot-tall statues of Geneva luminaries on Reformation Wall (Mur de la Réformation)
– running shoes – for Geneva Marathon (The Harmony Geneva Marathon for UNICEF) – is an annual marathon held in May

The rest of the mug is mostly blue and shows:
– beautiful Lake Geneva – it is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe and gives you absolutely stunning views with mountains in the background.… Read more

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You Are Here – Da Nang

Even though the quality of the photo is very bad, I am excited to announce the release of You Are Here Da Nang mug. It had been rumored last December, but there was no real photo of it! Today, Starbucks has opened a store in Da Nang and we can see new mugs on the shelf. Let’s wait for better pics in order to identify what design elements were used for the new release.
Update from 02/05/2018: added a better image where we can see:
– a cruise ship (referring to the fact that Da Nang is a popular resort city due it’s beautiful sandy beaches)
– fireworks (DaNang International Fireworks Festival)
Dragon Bridge – a six lanes bridge over the River Hàn opened in 2013
Hàn River Bridge – swing bridge (car traffic has to be stopped for the the bridge to swing and to allow shipping traffic to pass along the river)
It’s the first time I see two bridges depicted on one YAH and this is probably why Da Nang’s nickname is City of Bridges.… Read more

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You Are Here – Leipzig

Another mug from Germany, actually 11th one, You Are Here Leipzig.
From the mug:
– Bundesverwaltungsgericht – Federal Administrative Court – one of the five federal supreme courts of Germany. It serves to resolve administrative law cases between the state and citizens (being their last resort).
– Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Völki) – Monument to the Battle of the Nations commemorating the Battle of Leipzig (1813) which ended up with the defeat of Napoleon. It was another important step done by the Sixth Coalition to end the war.… Read more

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You Are Here – Budapest 2

In the lights of new series coming, Starbucks still continues releasing YAHs mugs for Europe. The “new” mug is pretty interesting because it’s not completely new, but rather bug-fixing. Why? Because it’s You Are Here Budapest 2, and the only difference from Budapest 1 seems to be the blue color used for the name of the city and the inside of the mug. Everything else is exactly the same:
Buda Castle
Millennium Underground Railway
Hungarian Parliament Building
Hősök tere (Heroes’ Square)

Strange?… Read more

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You Are Here – Utrecht

Starbucks keeps delivering! Second 2018 YAH is here and it is You Are Here Utrecht, straight from Netherlands. This colorful mug is the sixth from this country.
From the mug:
– Beaches along the banks of river Rheine.
Utrecht Centraal – largest and busiest railway station in the Netherlands
And that’s pretty much it. Although I really like recent YAHs, especially the choice of colors, I would include more landmarks for Utrecht. Specifically the iconic Domtoren, a 14th-century bell tower with city views or the Gothic Cathedral of St.Read more

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You Are Here – Prague 2

Would you have guessed what is the first YAH of 2018? Under no circumstances would I bet on a second version of the existing mug from Europe! Nonetheless, such is reality – You Are Here Prague v2 has just been spotted online. Whatever were Starbucks’ reasons to create a new version I greet this mug with joy! My personal opinion – new mug is better looking, more festive. Do you agree?
Let’s compare both mugs. Obviously the motif is the same but certain adjustments were done.… Read more

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You Are Here – New Delhi

Second YAH from India was revealed today and it is You Are Here – New Delhi. Did you know Delhi and New Delhi are two distinct entities, with latter being a part of the first? I honestly had no idea.
From the mug:
India Gate – a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War
Jantar Mantar – an observatory consisting of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. It was completed in 1724, but it was pretty much abandoned by 1867, loosing certain instruments forever.… Read more

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You Are Here – Rotterdam

Christmas is over, hence no excuse to not release new YAHs! Welcome brand new You Are Here Rotterdam, the fifth Dutch mug from this series.
From the front of the mug:
The Erasmus Bridge – the 2,631 ft (802m long) bridge across the New Meuse completed in 1996. Due to asymmetrical shape of it’s main pylon, the bridge earned it’s nickname “The Swan”
– City Skyline
– soccer ball – for Feyenoord Rotterdam I believe – a professional soccer club which has a huge national support.… Read more

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