In London, we experience the impressive tube and bus system. In Amsterdam, we thoroughly enjoyed our bikes. In Kyiv, we embraced the extensive tunnel system.
I’ve never seen anything quite like the tunnel system in Kyiv. In a previous post, I wrote about my first experience with Google Maps in Kyiv, I think it was on our way to the grocery store. We followed the little dotted blue line on our Google Map app, and when we “arrived” at our designation, we were standing in a plaza. It took us a couple days to figure it out, but Kyiv has an extensive tunnel system. There are smaller tunnels that just allow you to cross a street, other tunnels allowed you to access the train system or cross an intersection dynamically, but others allowed you to walk literally miles underground. And most of the tunnels are packed with shopping centers. I’ve never seen anything like it.
In case you are ever in Kyiv, don’t be mislead by all the tunnels. Initially, I thought they were just leading to the train system, but most all the tunnels are only pedestrian pathway. So cool! I wanted to take a couple minutes to document it and share a couple of photos because I don’t want to forget how cool it was. Our last week in Kyiv was pretty chilly actually, so we really enjoyed being able to walk underground and stay nice an cozy. I can only imagine how packed they must get in the winter time.
Here are a few photos: