You Are Here – Marrakech

Like I mentioned in my previous post about Casablanca, two Moroccan You Are Here mugs were simultaneously released. This is the second of them – Marrakech. Please note, Starbucks used French spelling instead of commonly used – Marrakesh. From what I understand only these two cities in Morocco have Starbucks stores, so it kind of explains the choice for these mugs.
Interesting fact – many cities in Morocco have fortified center filled with vendors which is called medinaRead more

You Are Here – Casablanca

New week, new release from Starbucks. Two new You Are Here mugs – Casablanca and Marrakech. Both from the same country – Morocco.
Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco with the population of over 5 millions. It was initially named Anfa before the Portuguese took the city over and renamed it to CasaBranca (white house in Portuguese). Later when Portugal was the part of Spanish kingdom it was adjusted to Casablanca (spanish version). Even though it was given an Arabic name in 18th century – Ad-dar Al Baidaa’ – many locals still nickname it “Casa”.… Read more

Icon – Morocco

This Icon mug came from Morocco. Blue is used as its theme color. University of al-Karaouine can be seen on the front of the mug and Rabat Skyline on the back.
This mug is pretty common.
Countries of production: China… Read more