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You Are Here – Antalya

Two new YAHs were spotted today in Turkey. I guess Starbucks is popular in this country since these are 5th and 6th mugs from this series.
Antalya – is one of the world’s and the Mediterranean’s leading tourist destinations. It attracts 30% of foreign tourists visiting Turkey. We don’t have the picture of the back of the mug yet, so I can only see Düden Waterfalls – a group of waterfalls ending directly in the Mediterranean Sea.… Read more

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You Are Here – Ankara

Even though all attention is now focused on the Disney YAHs, there is one international release which was revealed today. Turkey capital is finally getting own mug from You Are Here Series, yes, I am talking about Ankara. It is also the second largest city in the country, after Istanbul. It was a small town in the beginning of 20th century, but since 1920, when Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his associates chose it as a center of their resistance movement against the Allies, it grew into what we can see now.… Read more

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You Are Here – Bodrum

Starbucks keeps releasing You Are Here mugs like crazy. Here is another one from Bodrum, Turkey. Bodrum is a city-port in southwestern part of Turkey and as many places in this region has rich history. Its ancient name is Halicarnassus and archaeological findings confirm presence of settlements back to fifteenth century BC. Halicarnassus is a hometown for Herodotus and was famous for the tomb of Mausolus, the origin of the word mausoleum, built between 353 BC and 350 BC. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.… Read more

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You Are Here – Izmir

Starbucks continues to delight us with new releases for You Are Here Series. The new mug is dedicated to Izmir. Izmir is a pretty big city in the western part of Turkey. Only Istanbul and Ankara have bigger population. Izmir is a very important transportation hub and second largest port of Turkey.
Interesting, that ancient name of the city is Smyrna and it was known centuries BC. It was founded by Greeks and was changing hands multiple times before becoming a part of Ottoman Empire in 15th century.… Read more

Icon – Istanbul

This Icon mug came from Istanbul, Turkey. Light Blue is used as its theme color. Bosphorus Bridge can be seen on the front of the mug and Steam Ship on the back.
This mug is somewhat hard to find.
Countries of production: China… Read more

Icon – Antalya

This Icon mug came from Antalya, Turkey. Dark Blue is used as its theme color. Aspendos Theatre can be seen on the front of the mug and Düden Waterfalls on the back.
This mug is pretty common.
Countries of production: China… Read more

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