Very interesting thread. I honestly think I would not last long as I've never lived in a city. I hitch-hiked in Europe many years ago and that was an interesting experience. Very tiring but creeping around un noticed and washing in fountains was good, the majority was not. The hitching was an experience in its own right. Of course the weather was beautiful. So was the countryside.
I agree with John in that I would end up in the countryside by default as that is what I understand.
Toddy and Cap'n Badger you both paint an interesting picture. I suppose you really do adapt but as I have never had to, the thought process is not one I can follow easily.
"Why,sometimes i've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast"
The White Queen. Alice Through the Looking-Glass.