I have just returned to my hometown after working and living in Rome for 5 years. I do not work or live in Rome anymore.
I meet someone who says: "I haven't seen you in a while, what have you been doing?
How do I answer this question? If I say: "I have been working and living in Rome" it sounds like I still work and live there, which is no longer the case.
Can I answer: "I worked and lived in Rome" even though this doesn't parallel the tense in the question?