You Are Here – Marbella

Here’s another Spanish mug for your review – Starbucks You Are Here – Marbella. This is the city in the south of Spain, and the part of the Costa del Sol (literally, “Coast of the Sun”). And that’s what we see first on the front of the mug – a big red sun. There are also mountains in the background, symbolizing the coastal mountain range, which includes the Bermeja, Palmitera, Royal, White, and Alpujata. Beaches, waves, palms, and luxury yacht all refer to Marbella’s position on the coast of the Midddeteranian Sea.… 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

You Are Here – Ba Na Hills

You Are Here – Ba Na Hills mug is released for a mountain resort in the DaNang province. It was founded in 1919 and is located as high as 4,872 ft above the sea offering lower temperatures (10-15 degrees) as compared to ocean shore below and amazing views of the surrounding mountains. This resort is holding the world record for longest non-stop single track cable car (3.6 miles long), you can see those on the front of the mug. Another point of interest is the “Golden Bridge” (The Cau Vang), footbridge supported by two huge stone hands.… Read more

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

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