You Are Here – Bengbu

Starbucks You Are Here – Bengbu is a mug for the city in northern Anhui Province, China. The name of the city literally translates as “Clam Wharf” or “Oyster Quay”, hence the nickname – Pearl city. From what I understand, Bengbu used to be known for a freshwater pearl fishery. If you happen to visit this city, it is highly recommended to try a local meal which is river crayfish cooked with lots of spices. You can easily find a bunch of restaurants in downtown serving this and many other dishes.… Read more

You Are Here – Zhuzhou

Starbucks You Are Here – Zhuzhou is yet another mug to join YAH China division. The city of Zhuzhou is part of the “Changzhutan Golden Triangle” (comprising the cities of Changsha, Zhuzhou, and Xiangtan). It is an industrial city with four key industries: metallurgy, machine manufacture, chemicals, and building materials. Despite that, most of the mug is dedicated to elements of nature. It is in the first place the Xiang River which winds through the city and then flows into the Yangtze River via Lake Dongting.… Read more

You Are Here – Deyang

This is Starbucks You Are Here – Deyang mug released for the city in Sichuan province, China. While being mostly an industrial city, Deyang is taking extra measures to keep it clean with good air quality.
If old architecture is something you’re interested in, the Ancient City Wall in Guanghan (the city which is the part of Deyang) is probably something worth visiting (can be seen on the front of the mug). It is not as big as the one in Xiangyang but still a wonderful piece of history.… Read more

You Are Here – Xiangyang

You Are Here – Xiangyang is another representative from this Fall’s batch of Chinese mugs. Xiangyang is an agglomeration of two once separate cities: Fancheng and Xiangcheng. The latter was known as Xiangyang before 2010 and is located south of the Han River and contains one of the oldest still-intact city walls in China. The city has a rich history and played an important role in the past of the country. That seemed to be used as an inspiration by Starbucks when designing this mug since we can see quite a few buildings belonging to historical architecture on its sides.… Read more

You Are Here – Kaifeng

Starbucks You Are Here – Kaifeng is a mug for one of the Eight Ancient Capitals of China. It is probably the most known for being the Chinese capital and one of the major trade centers of East Asia under the Song Dynasty. The design of the mug is presented with multiple architectural examples from that era. Here are some of them:
– The Iron Pagoda is a Chinese Buddhist pagoda built-in 1049. What we see now is the second construction.… Read more

You Are Here – Andorra

You Are Here – Andorra made its surprising appearance today. Who could imagine that Starbucks will go ahead with releasing the mug for the country with only one store available? One store only? Why? That’s because Andorra is a microstate on the border of Spain and France. Despite the size though, it has dozens of little villages with the smallest one, Llumeneres, having only one resident officially!
The design of the mug makes an emphasis on “things to do” when visiting the country.… Read more

You Are Here – Nice

Starbucks expands the family of French mugs with this fresh release – You Are Here – Nice, which we greet with joy, as always. This French Riviera’s city is very well known outside of the country for being a perfect holiday gateway with its amazing beaches and mountains, weather, shopping, and restaurants, as well as many other attractions. From the picture, which is kindly provided by a Facebook user, we can only see one landmark:
– Place Masséna on the front of the mug is a historic square which was named for André Masséna (a French military commander).… Read more

You Are Here – Northern Ireland

The release of this mug has been rumored for a couple of weeks now, but no real pictures have been found. Well, thanks to a kind barista who shared the hands-on images, we can now see what Starbucks You Are Here – Northern Ireland looks like. I feel like this one will be a little bit hard to get, given a somewhat limited amount of stores in the country. For those who are planning to visit Belfast any time soon, the advice is to wait till Belfast mug is out.… Read more

You Are Here – Changde

Starbucks You Are Here – Changde is supposedly the first one from the new batch of 11 Chinese mugs coming this Fall. You heard it right, Starbucks is adding 11 new YAHs for China in addition to dozens released already. Well, more mugs, more fun. It is also an opportunity to learn something new about the places you’ve never been to before (but probably going to visit someday).
The first mentions of the settlement in this area are dating back to as far as 8,000 years ago.… Read more

You Are Here – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Saudi National Day

You Are Here – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Saudi National Day is a special edition of the regular YAH. It has been released to honor the celebration of Saudi National Day which is held every year on September 23 to commemorate the renaming of the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The mug is designed using a green color palette. Green is the main color of the flag of the country and represents Islam.… Read more

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