You Are Here – Samui

Here is the recent release from Thailand: You Are Here – Samui. This is the mug for Ko Samui (Koh Samui), an idyllic island located in the Gulf of Thailand, where traveler’s dreams come true. With its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush greenery, Samui offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.

Koh Samui is situated in the Chumphon Archipelago, about 435 miles south of Bangkok. The island spans approximately 88.3 square miles, making it the second-largest island in Thailand (after Phuket).… Read more

You Are Here – Cambridge

Starbucks You Are Here Cambridge is an interesting release in a sense that a mug from this series, with exactly the same name, was already released in the past. Make no mistake, it’s not the new version of the existing mug, this is the brand new release for a different city with the same name. Therefore we have a mug for Cambridge, US and a mug for Cambridge, UK.

Cambridge, located in Cambridgeshire, England, is a city steeped in captivating history.… Read more

You Are Here – Rennes

The French mugs set gets an addition in the form of the new release, You Are Here Rennes. This city, located in the northwest of France, is the capital of the Brittany region. Steeped in history, Rennes (known as Condate in ancient times) has a rich heritage that dates back to Roman times. The city flourished during the medieval period as an important center of trade and culture. Rennes also played a significant role during the French Revolution, witnessing key events and uprisings.… Read more

You Are Here – Pau

Here is Starbucks You Are Here Pau mug, released back in 2022. Pau, a city nestled in the heart of southwestern France, holds a rich tapestry of history that stretches back centuries. Dating back to Roman times, Pau witnessed the rise and fall of various civilizations throughout the ages. However, it was during the medieval era that Pau began to flourish as a fortified town, strategically positioned along important trade routes. In the 16th century, Pau gained significant prominence when it became the birthplace of King Henry IV of France.… Read more

You Are Here – Belgrade (Београд)

Starbucks You Are Here Belgrade mug is the first from this series to use non-Latin letters for the title. We’ve seen local variants of the names before, but never Cyrillic. I think the reason Starbucks decided to use that option is that in Serbia, both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets are officially recognized and widely used. This unique characteristic reflects the country’s historical and cultural diversity. The Latin alphabet, also known as the “Latinica” (латиница), is predominantly used in everyday life, including signage, official documents, and digital communication.… Read more

You Are Here – Orléans

In an attempt to review all of the YAH releases by the end of this year, let me present Starbucks You Are Here Orléans mug to you. Orléans is a city in north-central France, not far from Paris. It was an important trade port for ages, thanks to its location on the river Loire, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean. You can see the waters of Loire across the mug (in the lower part).
Another interesting fact is that Orleans was the capital of the Kingdom of France during the Merovingian period and played an important role in the Hundred Years’ War, specifically in the siege of Orleans.… Read more

You Are Here – Grenoble

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, there are more mugs from France waiting for their turn to be reviewed. You Are Here Grenoble is one of them.
Grenoble is located at the foot of the French Alps and is sometimes called the “Capital of the Alps”. Here are some quick interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Grenoble:
– it was named the European Green Capital in 2022
– it is one of the most important research, technology, and innovation hubs in Europe.… Read more

You Are Here – Bayonne

It looks like France is in the spotlight for the remaining releases from the YAH series. I am almost sure these were planned some time ago, but due to production and logistics issues are only appearing now. There are a couple more releases expected, stay tuned for the updates!
Bayonne is a city in Southwestern France, close to the border with Spain. It is part of the Northern Basque Country, a.k.a. French Basque Country (Pays basque français). Please note, that there were two other mugs released for the Spanish Basque Country: Euskadi and Bilbao.… Read more

You Are Here – Eindhoven

This beautiful Starbucks You Are Here Eindhoven mug is coming from the Netherlands. I love its colors and simple design.
Eindhoven is the fifth-largest city in the country located at the confluence of the Dommel and Gender rivers. It officially became a city in 1232 and experienced major growth in the 19th century thanks to the Industrial Revolution. Interestingly enough, electronics giant Philips was founded as a light bulb manufacturing company in Eindhoven in 1891. The city is a major technology and industrial hub and also is home to research institutes, like the Eindhoven University of Technology.… Read more

You Are Here – Yorkshire

Starbucks You Are Here Yorkshire is a mug for the County of York, which is the largest historic county in the United Kingdom. For administrative purposes, it is now divided into four ceremonial counties: the East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, and West Yorkshire. You can see all four of them outlined on the back of the mug. Because of the pale color that was chosen for the East Riding of Yorkshire, my initial reaction was that designers somehow missed it.… Read more

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