Been There – Hanoi

Starbucks Been There – Hanoi is the first BT city mug from Vietnam. According to their official Facebook page, this new release is available in stores right now.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the second-largest city in the country. “City for Peace” was the title presented to Hanoi by UNESCO on 16 July 1999. You can see this nickname on the front of the mug.
“Ancient Capital” or “The Capital of The Thousand Years Of Civilization” is another nickname that gives us an idea of how old the city is.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Vietnam

Starbucks Been There Ornament – Vietnam, along with the regular size mug, opens Asia for BT series. Similar to other mugs from this collection, the smaller ones have fewer items depicted or those elements are different. For this particular ornament, I would like to mention a Cycle Rickshaw, which is still a popular touristic attraction in many Vietnamese cities. This three-wheel bicycle taxi is called xích lô (pronounced “sick-low”, from the French cyclo) in Vietnam. The design includes a double seat supported by the two front wheels, with the driver sitting behind.… Read more

Been There – Vietnam

Something special has finally happened. We knew it was just a matter of time till Starbucks expands Been There Series beyond the Americas. Well, this time has come on Friday with the release of the first Asian BT mug and ornament. It is this Been There Vietnam mug that has been chosen for this role in particular. The box it comes with is of the same light blue color as we’re used to. As a nice touch, you can also buy it in a special gift box, which, along with the mug, includes a card and coffee filter (see the photo below).… 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 – Hai Phong

Little bit unexpected, yet pleasant surprise from Vietnam – Starbucks You Are Here Hai Phong mug. Love it’s colors! It almost made me want to collect all five Vietnamese YAHs. Interesting enough, according to Starbucks Vietnam Facebook page, you can only buy this mug at Starbucks Tran Phu, 15A Tran Phu street, Hai Phong city, but I am pretty sure in a month or two it will appear in all major airports of the country.
Hai Phong is a major industrial city and the third largest city in Vietnam.… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Da Nang

This is an unexpected release from Starbucks. Yes, we did anticipate the YAH mug for the newly opened Da Nang store, but there were no rumors about ornament! So here it is, You Are Here Ornament Da Nang. Again, a very low quality photo from the store’s shelf. Let’s see what it looks like in real. I am planning to get one for sure!

Update from 02/05/2018: added a better picture of the ornament. Now we can identify design elements from this mini mug.… Read more

You Are Here – Da Nang

Even though the quality of the photo is very bad, I am excited to announce the release of You Are Here Da Nang mug. It had been rumored last December, but there was no real photo of it! Today, Starbucks has opened a store in Da Nang and we can see new mugs on the shelf. Let’s wait for better pics in order to identify what design elements were used for the new release.
Update from 02/05/2018: added a better image where we can see:
– a cruise ship (referring to the fact that Da Nang is a popular resort city due it’s beautiful sandy beaches)
– fireworks (DaNang International Fireworks Festival)
Dragon Bridge – a six lanes bridge over the River Hàn opened in 2013
Hàn River Bridge – swing bridge (car traffic has to be stopped for the the bridge to swing and to allow shipping traffic to pass along the river)
It’s the first time I see two bridges depicted on one YAH and this is probably why Da Nang’s nickname is City of Bridges.… Read more

Relief – Vietnam

This Relief mug was released for Vietnam and it’s main color is black. Following elements (points of attraction) are engraved on the mug Hoan Kiem Lake, Ben Tanh Market, The Huc Bridge, Water Pupperty, One Pillar Pagoda, Lotus, Temple of Literature, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. Production date: 2016… Read more

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