You Are Here – Belfast

Starbucks You Are Here – Belfast was expected to be released along with Northern Ireland mug, but got delayed. It only gets to stores this week and we can review it.
Here are points of inspiration Starbucks artists used when creating the design of this mug:
– Belfast Castle, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. It is located on the hill and offers great views of the city. It is mostly used as a wedding reception site and events venue now.… Read more

You Are Here Christmas – Poland

One of the European countries gets Christmas early with the release of Starbucks You Are Here Christmas – Poland. It has just been revealed by a Facebook user today and it seems that the design of the mug and the box are very similar to what we’ve seen last year – white background with gold lines, red handle and a black box. To be honest, I was a little bit skeptical about whether they still keep releasing YAHs for this Holiday Season or switch to the new BT series.… Read more

You Are Here – Mianyang

Starbucks You Are Here – Mianyang is a city mug from Sichuan Province in Southwest China.
Here are some places worth visiting:
– The Yuewang Tower was built during the Tang Dynasty by Emperor Gaozong. The best part it has a deck which allows you to see a panorama of the city, which is especially good at night when the surrounding buildings are lit in different colors (some kind of lighting show).
– Ape King Cave (Jiuhuang Mountain) – is one of the largest karst cave systems in the whole of China.… Read more

You Are Here – Hengyang

Here is the mug for the second-largest city in Hunan Province, Starbucks You Are Here – Hengyang. It is designed using a peaceful green palette with elements of nature in general and a few historic buildings on its sides.
I believe they placed Heng Shan on the back of the mug, which is the mountain range 93 mi long with 72 peaks in it.
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You Are Here – Luzhou

I am adding more China mugs in an express mode in anticipation of the Holiday season. This is Starbucks You Are Here – Luzhou which comes from Sichuan province. Luzhou was an important port on the Yangtze River since ancient times. It was also known for winemaking since the Song Dynasty. The liquor industry still remains a major part of the Luzhou economy. It is worth mentioning that, the city is home for Luzhou Laojiao Company Limited, which is a producer of Luzhou Laojiao liqueur, a baijiu that has a strong aroma of fermented peaches.… Read more

You Are Here – Leshan

Starbucks You Are Here – Leshan is another mug from China. Leshan, formerly known as Jiading, is a city located at the confluence of the Dadu and Min rivers in the Province of Sichuan.
– It seems Starbucks has placed Mount Emei on the front of the mug, which is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China. It is known for the Leshan Giant Buddha (233 ft tall statue) that have been carved here from stone between 713 and 803.… Read more

You Are Here – Bengbu

Starbucks You Are Here – Bengbu is a mug for the city in northern Anhui Province, China. The name of the city literally translates as “Clam Wharf” or “Oyster Quay”, hence the nickname – Pearl city. From what I understand, Bengbu used to be known for a freshwater pearl fishery. If you happen to visit this city, it is highly recommended to try a local meal which is river crayfish cooked with lots of spices. You can easily find a bunch of restaurants in downtown serving this and many other dishes.… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Istanbul

What I love about Starbucks, that it always does unexpected moves in terms of merchandise and mugs in particular. However, it might be only unexpected to us, while their marketing department knows better what to release and when. Anyway, just when I thought that European country ornaments were the last batch from this series for this region, Starbucks strikes back with the release of the mini city mug – You Are Here Ornament – Istanbul. Pretty amazing, right? On the other hand, this major Turkish city holds a special place in Starbucks YAH collection.… Read more

You Are Here – Zhuzhou

Starbucks You Are Here – Zhuzhou is yet another mug to join YAH China division. The city of Zhuzhou is part of the “Changzhutan Golden Triangle” (comprising the cities of Changsha, Zhuzhou, and Xiangtan). It is an industrial city with four key industries: metallurgy, machine manufacture, chemicals, and building materials. Despite that, most of the mug is dedicated to elements of nature. It is in the first place the Xiang River which winds through the city and then flows into the Yangtze River via Lake Dongting.… Read more

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