The climate was agreeably cool and the evenings required a pullover. The curfew was from eight o'clock which meant generally one had to get home early. There was continual small arms fire every night, but I think this was mostly from jumpy People's Self Defense Force members.
Dalat was home to the officers military academy and I think there was a police academy there as well. It also had The Couvent des Oiseaux. There were two such schools. The one in Saigon and that at Dalat, which was boarding. KC and at least one of her sisters had gone there. She could remember a tiger loose in the grounds one day. Some of the pupils were catholic but by no means all. They wore white blouses and blue skirts. Not as appealing as an Ao Dai, but then I don't believe Catholics thought young girls should look appealing.