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You Are Here – Nürnberg

You Are Here Nürnberg – new mug from Germany. Again we see local variant of the name (English version is Nuremberg).
The front of this colorful mug is filled with multiple landmark buildings. Among those we can see Nuremberg Castle a group of medieval fortified buildings which is considered to be one of Europe’s most formidable medieval fortifications.
On the back they placed the lion, representing Nuremberg ZooRead more

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You Are Here – Cameron Highlands

New YAH release – You Are Here Cameron Highlands – Malaysia’s largest hill-station area named after Sir William Cameron who was commissioned to map this area in 1885. It has unique ecosystem with hundreds of floral species that are rare to the tropics.
From the mug:
– Tea plantations – one doesn’t simply go to Cameron Highlands without visiting tea plantations and trying local tea while admiring amazing views of mountains. Probably one of the best places to learn more about tea making process.… Read more

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You Are Here – Porto

While other countries experience Christmas releases fever, Starbucks quietly added second Portugal YAH to the collection, namely, You Are Here Porto – a very nice mug, made using blue colors.
Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal. It’s history dates back to around 300 BC. It was and remains a major port in this area.

Obviously worth mentioning is Portuguese fortified wine (Port wine a.k.a vinho do Porto, Porto or simply port) produced exclusively in the Douro Valley. The fortification is achieved by the addition of a neutral grape spirit known as aguardente in order to stop the fermentation.… Read more

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You Are Here – Stuttgart

Another regular YAH today – You Are Here Stuttgart. Just a reminder – this is the ninth German YAH so far! –
From the mug:
New Castle – built between 1746 and 1807
– Schlossplatzspringbrunnen – two fountains in front of Schlossplatz (square)
Cannstatter Volksfest – autumn fair (beer-fest and funfair) – lasting for three weeks from late September to early October… Read more

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You Are Here – Austria

Starbucks is giving us a break from Christmas novelties by releasing regular You Are Here series mug – Austria.
Things from the mug:
– Mountains, climbing gear – Austria is predominantly mountainous country. Top 5 highest mountains are: Grossglockner, Wildspitze, Weißkugel, Glocknerwand, Großvenediger.
Sachertorte – chocolate cake invented by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832. Interesting enough, 5 December is a special cake holiday – National Sachertorte Day!
– Musical notes – since Vienna was the European capital of classical music during 18th-19th centuries, many composers were attracted to the city.… Read more

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You Are Here – Netherlands

I do remember the days when Amsterdam was the only International mug from YAH series! It appeared in 2013 for a short time and was considered HTF till it has been re-released again in 2016. Since then we had two other Dutch cities and this month, finally, You Are Here Netherlands.
It has very aesthetically appealing design and I bet I saw these bikes somewhere else (Oregon?).… Read more

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You Are Here – Lucerne

As I mentioned before, October brought us two Switzerland releases. This is the second You Are Here Mug – Lucerne. It is as colorful as other two Swiss YAHs and is probably designed by the same person.
Lucerne is a very popular touristic destination due to it’s location on the shores of Lake Lucerne and within visibility of Pilatus and Rigi mountains.
So far I can only recognize Kapellbrücke – a covered wooden footbridge across the Reuss… Read more

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You Are Here – Switzerland

We only had Zurich from this “square flag country” and voila, two new mugs has been released this October.
Please welcome You Are Here Switzerland. This is a very colorful mug and we can see blue mountains, green highlands, Swiss watch and a cow (for Swiss cheese?)
Did you know,
– Switzerland has four national languages: French, German, Italian and Rhaeto-Romantsch (with Latin roots). English is increasingly popular – 60 percent of the population are proficient in English.
– The Swiss eat 11kg of chocolate per person per year more than any other nation in the world.… Read more

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You Are Here – Mumbai

Unexpected release from India – You Are Here Mumbai. As per Wiki page, Starbucks has a joint venture company with Tata, which operates all outlets in India. It has about 100 stores, so I guess it made sense to finally have an YAH.
Interesting to note, the English name of Mumbai was Bombay before 1995, when it was officially renamed. It is the most populous city in India (around 19 million people) as well as the wealthiest.
Points of interest from the mug:
Gateway of India – this monument was built between 1913 and 1924 to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder during their visit to India in 1911.… Read more

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You Are Here – Xiamen

Starbucks You Are Here – Xiamen – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Xiamen is a city and port in Southeastern China which originally only consisted of the Xiamen Island, while now it’s covering adjacent areas of mainland. It is located across Taiwan (80-100 miles) and was a British-run treaty port from 1842 to 1912.
On the mug:
– Hulishan Fortress built in 1894. It is located on the south of Xiamen Island at the top of Huli Hill, overlooking the sea.… Read more

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