It is said of the Gabrovians that……
….. fit taps to eggs (as one might do with a keg) so as to tap only as much as needed – as an egg is too much for a soup!
…. …when they were preparing snails, they did not throw out the shells – they were putting them on strings and turning them into tackles. Then they used them repeatedly to make their meals more greasy and even served with them in the neighborhood when surprise guests arrived.
In the past as well as at present to be born in Gabrovo is next to a privilege. The citizens of Gabrovo are both good at money saving and bargaining, for economy runs in their veins; they know how to get something out of nothing – an invaluable lesson taught by their ancestors; upon the very hint of a crisis, they set their sense of humor going. for they are left with no other alternative. In general, laughter remains the most stable currency over the centuries. Do not go without it on the road!