You Are Here – Ba Na Hills

You Are Here – Ba Na Hills mug is released for a mountain resort in the DaNang province. It was founded in 1919 and is located as high as 4,872 ft above the sea offering lower temperatures (10-15 degrees) as compared to ocean shore below and amazing views of the surrounding mountains. This resort is holding the world record for longest non-stop single track cable car (3.6 miles long), you can see those on the front of the mug. Another point of interest is the “Golden Bridge” (The Cau Vang), footbridge supported by two huge stone hands.… Read more

You Are Here – Qujing

When we thought Starbucks is done with releasing Chinese mugs, they come with the new one. You Are Here – Qujing is the latest addition to an already huge family.
It is mostly nature which occupies the sides of the mug. We see mountains, hills, rivers, waterfalls, and forests. There is only one man made landmark on the front and it is Puli Bridge – a suspension bridge which is 1,591 ft tall (one of the highest in the world).
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You Are Here – Phuket

Here’s the second mug for Thailand to be released soon – Starbucks You Are Here – Phuket. And since Phuket is an island known for amazing beaches and resorts, we again see some ocean scenery to be used for the design of the mug. As an addition to that, there are some houses representing Sino-Portuguese architecture. It is a mix of European and Chinese styles and is coming from the era of Western imperialism when Portuguese settlers hired Chinese workers to build houses and other facilities for them.… Read more

You Are Here – Pattaya

With the reveal of Starbucks You Are Here – Pattaya mug it has become evident that the company decided to fill some gaps within YAH series in Asia. It is worth mentioning that we did have Thailand country mugs, regular and Christmas edition, both released in 2017, at the beginning and at the end of the year, respectively.
As for Pattaya mug, it is not an official release yet, but a sneak peek by an avid collector. We only have blurry images at the moment and so far I can see the ocean, the beach, palm trees and hotels along the bay – a perfect kit for an amazing vacation.… Read more

You Are Here – Japan 3 Spring Edition

What an amazing surprise by Starbucks! I was super excited today, to hear the news about the release coming to the Land of the Rising Sun. You Are Here – Japan v3 “Spring Edition” is a perfect mug to say goodbye to the winter.
It looks very similar to the other two versions, but with the Spring touch, obviously. We still see beautiful Fuji covered in snow, with the setting sun, behind it. This well-known view can be observed from the shore of the Yamanaka lake, which is located to the East of the mountain.… Read more

You Are Here – Slovakia

Starbucks You Are Here – Slovakia mug is an interesting release in a sense that it was only recently that I’ve added ornament and icon for this country. To add more, this was version 2 of the icon. Who knew the YAH will come that fast! See more at the ornament page, but basically these are the major elements from the mug:
– Bratislava Castle – the castle in the Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
– The Slovak National Uprising Bridge in Bratislava, a.k.a.… Read more

You Are Here – Hungary

This is Starbucks You Are Here – Hungary mug and it took Starbucks four months to come up with the regular version of the previously released Holiday Edition. Yes, it’s one of those rare cases when the Christmas version appeared first. Here’s what I see on the mug:
– Nine-holed Bridge – is an arch bridge built between 1827 and 1833 in a Classical style. It is the longest road stone bridge in historic Hungary.
– The Nonius is a Hungarian horse breed generally dark in color.… Read more

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