I am due to go to Syria late February with Jules Verne. There's one free day which I would like to spend walking round Damascus, shopping, having a few snacks, and just generally seeing the life of the city. I am a woman on my own, a little nervous, and may be staying at a hotel a little way from the centre (not sure where exactly the hotel will be it is either Hotel Carlton or Hotel Tichein). Is it possible to get around by foot? If I get lost are the taxis a good bet? Any good guides with maps of Damascus? I don't want to waste this opportunity so any suggestions welcome.