Been There – Colombia

I am wrapping up Colombian BT mugs with Starbucks Been There – Colombia. It has a distinctive design with green and yellow colors.
– The huge hat on the front of the mug is Sombrero Vueltiao, which literally translates as “turned hat”. It is a traditional Colombian headwear made from caña flecha, a type of cane that grows in the country. The production of the hat is a pretty long process and might take days or weeks. The strips of cane have to be dried and prepared in a way that they look uniform and can be easily bent.… Read more

Been There – Costa Rica

Starbucks Been There – Costa Rica mug is fully dedicated to wildlife and nature of this country.
– Guarianthe Skinneri or also know as Guaria Moradais in Costa Rica is a species of orchid. As per the Lankester Botanical Garden, there are 1,400 species of orchid in Costa Rica, 20 percent of which are only found there. This is maybe why it is the national flower of the country.
– There is Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica, which is probably one of the best places to view and study these incredible animals.… Read more

Been There – Bahamas

Starbucks Been There – Bahamas has been released quite a while ago and I am finally adding it to the collection. As it shows on the mug, the Bahamas can offer some amazing ocean beach time.
Did you know that this archipelago consists of more than 700 islands and islets, while only 30 are inhabited? Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, lies on the island of New Providence, while the Grand Bahama is the closest to US island.
The Bahamas became an independent Commonwealth realm in 1973 with Elizabeth II as its queen.… Read more

You Are Here – Andorra

You Are Here – Andorra made its surprising appearance today. Who could imagine that Starbucks will go ahead with releasing the mug for the country with only one store available? One store only? Why? That’s because Andorra is a microstate on the border of Spain and France. Despite the size though, it has dozens of little villages with the smallest one, Llumeneres, having only one resident officially!
The design of the mug makes an emphasis on “things to do” when visiting the country.… Read more

You Are Here – Northern Ireland

The release of this mug has been rumored for a couple of weeks now, but no real pictures have been found. Well, thanks to a kind barista who shared the hands-on images, we can now see what Starbucks You Are Here – Northern Ireland looks like. I feel like this one will be a little bit hard to get, given a somewhat limited amount of stores in the country. For those who are planning to visit Belfast any time soon, the advice is to wait till Belfast mug is out.… Read more

Been There – Chile

Starbucks Been There – Chile is one of my favorite mugs from South America probably because of the color palette they chose for it. Here are some symbols and points of interest for this country that can be found on the mug:
– The Andes or Andean Mountains (Cordillera de Los Andes) – are the longest continental mountain range in the world with the length of about 4300 miles spanning across seven countries! Aconcagua is the highest peak being 22,841 ft high.… Read more

You Are Here – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Saudi National Day

You Are Here – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Saudi National Day is a special edition of the regular YAH. It has been released to honor the celebration of Saudi National Day which is held every year on September 23 to commemorate the renaming of the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The mug is designed using a green color palette. Green is the main color of the flag of the country and represents Islam.… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Denmark

This is You Are Here Ornament – Denmark, a smaller version of the bigger mug released a year ago. It has a light blue string and features some of the points of interest and symbols from one of the oldest countries in Europe:
– Multicolored row houses became a trademark of the old city architecture of some countries from Nothern Europe. My understanding, it is Nyhavn Canal which is depicted in particular. The boat in front of the houses might be additional proof for that.… Read more

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