You Are Here – Sihanoukville

Starbucks You Are Here – Sihanoukville is the recent release for the YAH series from Cambodia. It seems the company still has a couple of aces up its sleeve. What caught my attention, though, it doesn’t seem that designers spelled the name of the city properly, namely, they used a space between “Sihanouk” and “ville”. I can’t find this way of spelling this city anywhere else, so it looks like an error to me. However don’t expect the “fixed” v2, as no one is going to release that at the twilight of the YAH series.… Read more

You Are Here – United Arab Emirates National Day 2019

Very much like adjacent country, UAE is getting its Holiday release – Starbucks You Are Here – United Arab Emirates National Day 2019 mug. As it states in the title, it has been released to commemorate UAE’s Union Day between the seven emirates which is celebrated annually on December 2.
The comparison picture of the regular and Holiday edition mugs below show that in order to accommodate the space for a longer title, which is also dubbed in Arabic, designers had to rearrange certain elements on the mug:
– The palm tree and the horse became smaller and moved further from the city skyline
– In order to fill the gap, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel has moved from being on the right of other buildings to the left.… Read more

You Are Here – Tokyo

Starbucks never ceases to amaze me with its releases, that’s maybe why I keep collecting. This weekend brings us pictures of the brand new mug from Japan. We are used to multiple versions of Japan country mugs, representing different seasons, but this time it’s a city mug – Starbucks You Are Here – Tokyo!
This new design features the city skyline with Mount Fuji in the background. And while it’s about 50 miles between the city and mountain, you can still see the latter from certain spots in Tokyo, especially if you find yourself on the roof of the tall building.… Read more

You Are Here Disney – Hong Kong Disneyland

Breaking news! Just when Starbucks lulled our vigilance with BT and Christmas releases, it strikes again with another mug from Asia. And it’s no less than You Are Here Disney – Hong Kong Disneyland! Well, what can I say? Collecting Starbucks mugs is definitely not boring and you never know what new day brings you. This new mug boosts the total number of Disney YAHs to 20, which is more than enough to set up a nice-looking display.
Hong Kong Disneyland a.k.a.… Read more

You Are Here Christmas – Manila 3

Another mug from the Holiday release in the Philippines is Starbucks You Are Here Christmas – Manila v3. As I mentioned in the post for Philippines v3 mug, the box is red and outlines are silver (same as v2), however the name and the Christmas decorations are silver-red.
Here are all three versions stacked together, where you can clearly see the difference:
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You Are Here Christmas – Philippines 3

New Christmas mugs hit the shelves in the Philippines today. I thought they look very similar to the second version, released last year. However, when I gave it the second look, I’ve realized there is definitely a subtle difference. Take a closer look at You Are Here Christmas – Philippines v3 above and see how the name of the mug, gift box, and candy cane are of the red shade? That, plus the red box is the only difference compared to v2.… Read more

You Are Here – Belfast

Starbucks You Are Here – Belfast was expected to be released along with Northern Ireland mug, but got delayed. It only gets to stores this week and we can review it.
Here are points of inspiration Starbucks artists used when creating the design of this mug:
– Belfast Castle, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. It is located on the hill and offers great views of the city. It is mostly used as a wedding reception site and events venue now.… Read more

You Are Here Christmas – Poland

One of the European countries gets Christmas early with the release of Starbucks You Are Here Christmas – Poland. It has just been revealed by a Facebook user today and it seems that the design of the mug and the box are very similar to what we’ve seen last year – white background with gold lines, red handle and a black box. To be honest, I was a little bit skeptical about whether they still keep releasing YAHs for this Holiday Season or switch to the new BT series.… Read more

You Are Here – Mianyang

Starbucks You Are Here – Mianyang is a city mug from Sichuan Province in Southwest China.
Here are some places worth visiting:
– The Yuewang Tower was built during the Tang Dynasty by Emperor Gaozong. The best part it has a deck which allows you to see a panorama of the city, which is especially good at night when the surrounding buildings are lit in different colors (some kind of lighting show).
– Ape King Cave (Jiuhuang Mountain) – is one of the largest karst cave systems in the whole of China.… Read more

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