You Are Here – Qujing

When we thought Starbucks is done with releasing Chinese mugs, they come with the new one. You Are Here – Qujing is the latest addition to an already huge family.
It is mostly nature which occupies the sides of the mug. We see mountains, hills, rivers, waterfalls, and forests. There is only one man made landmark on the front and it is Puli Bridge – a suspension bridge which is 1,591 ft tall (one of the highest in the world).
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You Are Here Ornament – Phuket

Similar to two Thailand YAHs coming out together, there are also two minis in the batch. Starbucks You Are Here Ornament Phuket is accompanying Pattaya and I believe will be available in stores together with the latter (somewhere in April). The ornament has the navy string, and as you can see, it is of the regular shape. Not sure what I am talking about? Just compare it to the string used for Thailand YAH Ornament, which was the only mini with this type of string (flat ribbon, instead of rope).… Read more

You Are Here – Phuket

Here’s the second mug for Thailand to be released soon – Starbucks You Are Here – Phuket. And since Phuket is an island known for amazing beaches and resorts, we again see some ocean scenery to be used for the design of the mug. As an addition to that, there are some houses representing Sino-Portuguese architecture. It is a mix of European and Chinese styles and is coming from the era of Western imperialism when Portuguese settlers hired Chinese workers to build houses and other facilities for them.… Read more

You Are Here – Pattaya

With the reveal of Starbucks You Are Here – Pattaya mug it has become evident that the company decided to fill some gaps within YAH series in Asia. It is worth mentioning that we did have Thailand country mugs, regular and Christmas edition, both released in 2017, at the beginning and at the end of the year, respectively.
As for Pattaya mug, it is not an official release yet, but a sneak peek by an avid collector. We only have blurry images at the moment and so far I can see the ocean, the beach, palm trees and hotels along the bay – a perfect kit for an amazing vacation.… Read more

Been There – Bogota

Starbucks Been There Bogota mug is designed using green and rose colors. Here are the most noticeable elements from the mug:
– Capitolio Nacional (or National Capitol) is a building on Bolivar Square in central Bogotá which houses both houses of the Congress of Colombia. The construction began in 1876 and finished in 1926.
– Statue of Simon Bolivar in the Parque de los Periodistas.
– Lake Guatavita is a circular lake located in the Cordillera Oriental of the Colombian Andes 57 km (35 mi) northeast of Bogotá.… Read more

Been There – Medellin

Here’s Starbucks Been There Medellin mug and some symbols of this town. I purposely avoided what this town is mostly known for (especially for foreigners) since the city is changing for the better and is trying hard to improve its image.
– Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture – houses cultural programs such as concerts, conferences and art exhibitions.
– Point Zero Bridge, decorated with a plumb-bob, symbolizes the center of the city and the point of origin for the surveying and numbering of Medellín
– Metrocable – a gondola lift system implemented in order to connect hard-to-reach metro areas to city center.… Read more

Been There – San Juan

Here is Starbucks Been There San Juan, the mug for the capital and the largest city of Puerto Rico. It is the third oldest European-established capital city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo and Panama City.
From the mug:
– Cruise ship – since San Juan is a favorite destination for numerous cruises, you can see 5-6 huge liners docked in the port at times.
– A colorful wooden door, with the Puerto Rican flag on it. I think designers just liked the look and colors of this door, since I could not find any special story behind it.… Read more

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