This is the second time, we decided to go to the Shipot Waterfall. But the main goal is certainly not a waterfall, but a punk hippie party, which takes place on the slope nearby. The first trip is already described here. What has changed in 2 years on Shipot? This is the second time, we decided to go to the Shipot Waterfall. But the main goal is certainly not a waterfall, but a punk hippie party, which takes place on the slope nearby. The first trip is already described here. What has changed in 2 years on Shipot? Basically it's basically the same. We take a ticket to Volovets, then right at the station you can agree with a minibus or taxi driver for 20-30 hryvnia to get to the café Plai, which is located near the Waterfall. Well, then an hour and a half walk up the hill and you are already on Shipota. If you have problems finding a minibus or taxi – then here is the number of a minibus for 8 seats: 050 501 54 49 Vasil. True, last time the minibus took us directly under the waterfall, and this time we had to stomp to it. By the way, a cheaper way to get from Volovets to Pylypets (it is there Shipot) is to take a local minibus, it costs about 6 hryvnia, but when and from where it goes – you need to ask the locals. And with a large backpack, it is not convenient to go in a minibus. We approach the entrance to the waterfall and see that the entrance already costs as much as 3 hryvnias (2 years ago the price was 2). We pay for the entrance and climb the mountain. We arrived on July 4th, there were not many people yet. When climbing upstairs, we just met friends, next to whom we set up our tent. Next to the tent they buried their scarf: This year on Shipot everything was fine with the weather, the sun shone for a great honor of the time and horses often visited the slope: On one horse you could even ride, but most horses did not allow themselves to ride: And in general, horses are quite arrogant, if you fall asleep drunk like this, you can wake up from the fact that the horse licks your head or takes your foot in his mouth ))) Well, if you leave the food in plain sight, then the horses can also eat it and scatter the packages. So it's better to hide everything in a tent. Hello Konyaka: But without rain of course on Shipot is not possible. Therefore, always take with you a raincoat and a normal tent with an awning, or separately an oilcloth! And so smart people wash the dishes, put the pot under the river stream and everything is OK: And of course there are a lot of drunks who sleep where they went. And che, well, nature, mountains: Near the vatra (the fire that burns on Ivan Kupala), a little more fun – there are real hippies gathering. Music, dance, everything is cultural: A lot of people with children: And just old-fashioned dudes: Not everyone came to Shipot to puff up and smoke Many by the way enter the image and it looks very interesting: By the way, this year, on the slope of Shipot there was some kind of children's camp, or rather not a camp but a playground for children. There you could shoot archery, climb trees, have fun: The first time I met such a slug in the forest. In length, it was 20 centimeters long:
To Shipot on a motorcycle
Surprisingly, you can drive on the slope not only with a jeep or enduro motorcycle, but also with an ordinary motorcycle. Locals for blueberries go on the sovkoprom or Kitayprom. And from the vacationer we met the Dnieper converted into Turenduro and the usual chopper – Honda Shadow. On the way we met the founder of Shipot: We went up a little and ate blueberries. Blueberry fields in the Carpathians are large, you can sit and shovel blueberries: In addition, of course, you should swim in the Shipot waterfall! The water is cold, but if you put on flip-flops, then it is very comfortable to go under the waterfall: By the way, many tourists come to see the waterfall: And even on bicycles they get here:
Where to Eat on Shipota and Buy Groceries
Downstairs the village, the nearest shop-bar is called Plai. But if you go further along the road 300 meters, there will be another store, in which the prices for some products are much lower! For example, in Playa vodka costs at least 45 hryvnia, and in that other store – 35. In addition, playa cooks terribly and this is in Transcarpathia, where the cuisine is very famous! Here is a photo of this cereal establishment: Therefore, I recommend cooking yourself on the fire, and buying food in the store a little further than Playa. Although beer can be taken in Playa, the price is about the same.
Holiday of Ivan Kupala on Shipot
For vatra you need to bring at least a couple of logs! Well, the whole glade often gathers on Vatra, i.e. most of the people. Tradition, to lead round dances around the fire. Sometimes it happens naked :-). In addition, firefighters often perform: Well, then everyone disperses around the fires and sings songs to the guitar or just goes to bed.
Number of people on Shipot and theft
On July 6th, probably the peak, there are a lot of tents! Well, as for stealing – I haven't heard that something would be done from someone. The main thing of course is not to leave valuable things like money and cameras in the tent. Everything else we left and no one stole anything.
Where to wash on Shipota
You can in the mountain river, but it is cold, and you can go down to the village and order a bath. The price per hour is about 100 UAH. You can agree on a separate shower in the bath (if it is free). We took a shower together for 20 UAH here:
Shipot Conclusions 2013
It is better to go with a company, at least 4-6 people. Then it's more fun and throwing off on food-alcohol is easier. There are a lot of freeloaders on Shipota who do nothing but go from campfire to fire in search of free food, grass and boo. It comes to the point that the dude asks for water from the river, to which you can go down for 2 minutes. And water is asked often! I mean, people are so lazy that it's easy. In general, you just need to choose normal and close in spirit neighbors. Because if you stop next to the squirts, who are constantly begging to eat and drink, you will have to buy more food and booze. And alcohol ends in the company very quickly! 6 leaves of wine in 20 minutes. It's just once or twice poured into companies of freeloaders. But it is definitely worth going to Shipot at least once, before it finally deteriorates :-). P.S. or where to eat deliciously in Volovets This is the second time, leaving Shipot, we eat in the hotel-restaurant Grand. It is located in Volovets right near the flower bed – if you go from the railway station in the direction of Shipot. I.e. walk from the station for 5-7 minutes. They cook very tasty and the prices are very democratic. Borscht costs 7.5, dumplings 12 UAH, beer 6 UAH, coffee 8. We ordered 3 dishes, 2 beers, one coffee and the bill was 75 UAH. So it is better to arrive at the station earlier and have a delicious meal.