You Are Here – Valencia

Starbucks You Are Here – Valencia mug has been revealed by an avid collector from Spain. I really like how they pictured The Falles (Fallas) – a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph and specifically La Cremà. The latter is a culmination point of the celebration when all “fallas” (decorations which include huge dolls) are burnt down. That’s what those “people on fire” are on the front of the mug.
Stay tuned for more pics.… Read more

You Are Here – Warsaw

I somehow missed to add You Are Here – Warsaw mug to the site, even though it was released quite some time ago – in October 2018! And thanks to an attentive reader of this blog, the capital of Poland makes it’s appearance here. Anyway, here are some items from the mug:
– The Royal Castle has served as the official residence of the Polish monarchs for centuries. It is located in the Castle Square, at the entrance to the Warsaw Old Town.… Read more

You Are Here – Bremen

I stopped counting how many German YAHs there are already. Here’s is another one, brand new You Are Here – Bremen. It has been spotted 2 days ago, but it is only now that I got the picture to share with you, thanks to a friend.
Bremen is a major economic hub of the northern regions of Germany. Many international companies have headquarters here. That’s maybe what designers were trying to emphasize by placing some tall buildings in the background on the front of the mug.… Read more

You Are Here – Sevilla

The fourth largest city in Spain is getting YAH version – Starbucks You Are Here – Sevilla mug. Please note the Spanish spelling of the name of the city – Sevilla instead of Seville. This has been a tradition for Starbucks to use local names (where possible) for the international mugs.
The front of the mug shows us the flamenco dancer costume and this is expected, as one of the districts in Seville, Triana, is considered a birthplace of flamenco. Flamenco is not just a dance but an art that can take different forms, based on the various folkloric music traditions of Andalusian culture.… Read more

You Are Here – Bilbao

Starbucks You Are Here – Bilbao is the mug for the city in northern Spain, a de facto capital of the Basque Country.
The design of the mug is pretty simple, showing us the skyline of the city surrounded by water. While Bilbao is a seaport, what we see here, is the estuary of Bilbao which connects the city to Bisque Bay. There are two small mountain ranges with an average elevation of 1300 ft surrounding Bilbao, those can be seen on the mug as well.… Read more

You Are Here – Lille

Starbucks You Are Here Lille mug has been spotted in stores this week. This is the city in French Flanders, on the north of France, right next to the Belgium border. Here are some points of interest spotted on the mug:
– The Porte de Paris (“Gate of Paris”) is an Arc de Triomphe built in the 17th century to commemorate Louis XIV conquering the city. It looks like a building, rather than an arch, which makes it special.
– Chambre de commerce de Lille with its majestic 250ft high belfry.… Read more

You Are Here – Bergen

YAH city mugs are still in trend in Europe, and we get Starbucks You Are Here – Bergen as a proof of that. Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. It is surrounded by mountains with certain areas of the city located on islands. Thanks to a temperate oceanic climate, Bergen’s weather is warmer than other Norwegian cities on this latitude. The Gulf Stream keeps the sea relatively warm, and the mountains protect the city from cold winds from the north, north-east, and east.… Read more

You Are Here – Bordeaux

It seems that Starbucks You Are Here – Bordeaux mug will be released soon. Along with the announcement on their FB page, we get the sneak peek of the mug itself. They showed us a slightly open box from where we can see “BOR” letters combination and red, blue and white colors used for the design. I can also see a glass of wine, which is an undisputable symbol of this French municipality. This port on the Garonne River has been a well-known center of the wine-growing region for ages.… Read more

You Are Here – Dublin

With the Ireland mug comes You Are Here – Dublin. Together, they form a beautiful pair which makes the trip to Irand twice as exciting.
The most noticeable elements on the front of the mug are:
– Ha’penny Bridge – Dublin’s oldest pedestrian bridge over the River Liffey. It’s so-called because you once had to pay half a penny to cross it. Its official name is the Liffey Bridge, and it was built in May 1816 and became one of the most famous bridges in the city.… Read more

You Are Here – Brugge

It was quite some time since we saw the last European city being released within YAH series. That’s what makes today’s news more exciting because it’s You Are Here – Brugge mug which has been spotted in Belgium this morning.
When you look in the google trends for the word “Bruges”, there was definitely a spike in interest in 2008, that’s when the movie “In Bruges” came out. To be honest with you, I’ve never heard about this city before that movie and I believe this applies to many people to the West of the Atlantic ocean.… Read more

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