You Are Here – Rotterdam

Christmas is over, hence no excuse to not release new YAHs! Welcome brand new You Are Here Rotterdam, the fifth Dutch mug from this series.
From the front of the mug:
The Erasmus Bridge – the 2,631 ft (802m long) bridge across the New Meuse completed in 1996. Due to asymmetrical shape of it’s main pylon, the bridge earned it’s nickname “The Swan”
– City Skyline
– soccer ball – for Feyenoord Rotterdam I believe – a professional soccer club which has a huge national support.… Read more

You Are Here – Nürnberg

You Are Here Nürnberg – new mug from Germany. Again we see local variant of the name (English version is Nuremberg).
The front of this colorful mug is filled with multiple landmark buildings. Among those we can see Nuremberg Castle a group of medieval fortified buildings which is considered to be one of Europe’s most formidable medieval fortifications.
On the back they placed the lion, representing Nuremberg ZooRead more

You Are Here – Stuttgart

Another regular YAH today – You Are Here Stuttgart. Just a reminder – this is the ninth German YAH so far! –
From the mug:
New Castle – built between 1746 and 1807
– Schlossplatzspringbrunnen – two fountains in front of Schlossplatz (square)
Cannstatter Volksfest – autumn fair (beer-fest and funfair) – lasting for three weeks from late September to early October… Read more

You Are Here – Netherlands

I do remember the days when Amsterdam was the only International mug from YAH series! It appeared in 2013 for a short time and was considered HTF till it has been re-released again in 2016. Since then we had two other Dutch cities and this month, finally, You Are Here Netherlands.
It has very aesthetically appealing design and I bet I saw these bikes somewhere else (Oregon?).… Read more

You Are Here – Lucerne

As I mentioned before, October brought us two Switzerland releases. This is the second You Are Here Mug – Lucerne. It is as colorful as other two Swiss YAHs and is probably designed by the same person.
Lucerne is a very popular touristic destination due to it’s location on the shores of Lake Lucerne and within visibility of Pilatus and Rigi mountains.
So far I can only recognize Kapellbrücke – a covered wooden footbridge across the Reuss… Read more

You Are Here – Switzerland

We only had Zurich from this “square flag country” and voila, two new mugs has been released this October.
Please welcome You Are Here Switzerland. This is a very colorful mug and we can see blue mountains, green highlands, Swiss watch and a cow (for Swiss cheese?)
Did you know,
– Switzerland has four national languages: French, German, Italian and Rhaeto-Romantsch (with Latin roots). English is increasingly popular – 60 percent of the population are proficient in English.
– The Swiss eat 11kg of chocolate per person per year more than any other nation in the world.… Read more

You Are Here – Glasgow

You probably remember I was complaining about Glasgow YAH not being released prior other Scottish cities. Well, here it is – brand new You Are Here Glasgow. Finally! Did you know it is the largest city in Scotland? It’s peak population has reached 1,127,825 people in 1938 during Industrial Revolution. It has declined since people relocated to suburbs. Interesting fact: citizens of the city are referred to as “Glaswegians” or “Weegies”.
I tend to believe the inside of the mug is dark blue, my favorite.… Read more

Yau Are Here – Dusseldorf

Another mug from Germany – You Are Here Dusseldorf. The total count of German mugs comes to eight. Again we see local variant of writing the name, with the O modified with what is known as an “umlaut mark”.
Dusseldorf is the seventh most populous city in Germany and an international business and financial centre known for fashion and trade fairs.
I only see some buildings, the river Rhine and red carnival cap for Rhenish Carnival celebrations held every year in February / March
I see no trace of Rheinturm – a 240.5 metre high concrete telecommunications tower.… Read more

You Are Here – England

Since Starbucks broke it’s own “no European country YAHs” rule with the release of France we can finally welcome You Are Here – England mug.
Rain, tea, Red telephone box. Did I miss anything? As per eyewitness reports, this mug was only spotted in Southampton so far, but I am pretty sure it will spread over the England pretty fast.

Update from 09/20/2017: as it has been noticed by Michael (see comments) I missed Stonehenge – one of the most famous landmarks in the UK.… Read more

You Are Here – Den Haag

This is the third YAH from Netherlands. Again Starbucks has used native (in this case Dutch) version of the name – You Are Here – Den Haag. You probably know it better as The Hague. By coincidence this is the third-largest city in the Netherlands. Over 150 international organisations are hosted here. Probably the most noticeable are International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The colors of the mug are pretty vivid, yet Icon collectors might not like it.… Read more

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