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You Are Here Christmas – Hong Kong

Christmas came to Hong Kong earlier this year! Meet You Are Here Christmas – Hong Kong! I believe last year Holiday YAHs were a success and Starbucks decided to expand this mug family quite a lot this time.
Again we see solid gold lines outlining same points of interest as on regular mug but with certain Christmas elements added:
– a Christmas hat for the mountain
– flying gift-boxes
You know what they say about gold? The more the better! And I agree with those who say that this new approach looks more festive.… 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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You Are Here – Nanjing

Starbucks You Are Here – Nanjing – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Landmarks from the mug:
– “bixie” sculpture at Xiao Xiu’s tomb (518 CE). Stone sculpture of the southern dynasties is widely considered as the city’s icon.
Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum – finished in 1929 is the tomb of Dr. Sun – the “Father of Modern China” – who ended the monarchy, and founded the Republic of China after the 1911 revolution.
– Nanjing Eye – built in 2014, this pedestrian bridge connects the Cultural and Sports Park of Youth Olympic Games in Hexi New Town of Nanjing.… Read more

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You Are Here – Harbin

Starbucks You Are Here – Harbin – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Harbin is the largest city in Northeast China. Due to it’s cold winters, compared to other major Chinese cities, Harbin is called Ice City and is known for its winter tourism and recreations. Mountains, snow, skies and log cabin can be seen on the front of the mug, painted using blue colors. I can also see Central Avenue – pedestrian-only cobblestone street about a mile long lined with stores, restaurants, old architecture dating from the Russian era, and malls.… Read more

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You Are Here – Chongqing

Starbucks You Are Here – Chongqing – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Chongqing is one of China’s four direct-controlled municipalities. Some of it’s nicknames are:
– “Fog city” – it has around 100 foggy days per year. Another factor is bad air quality as pollution is a huge problem of this city.
– “Bridge Capital of China” – for numerous bridges over Yangtze and Jialing Rivers (about 50 in total).

Interesting fact, Yangtze River Tramway makes Chongqing the only city in China to maintain tramways.… Read more

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You Are Here – Dalian

Starbucks You Are Here – Dalian – one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Dalian is a major city and seaport in the Northeast China. Throughout it’s history it was occupied by foreign powers many times for many years. I personally recall mentions about Port Arthur under Russian rule, which is the part of nowadays Dalian.
As of the mug, all I can see is sea, sailing ships and city skyline. I wish they placed Tiaoyue Bridge, cause it has very interesting construction… Read more

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