After the publication of el filibusterismo, Rizal left Europe for Hong Kong, where he live from November, 1891 to June, 1892
He’s Reasons for leaving Europe were:
1. Life was unbearable in Europe because of his political differences with M. H. Del Pilar and other Filipinos in Spain.
2. To be near Philippines and family. Before sailing to hong kong he notified Del Pilar that he was retiring from the political arena in Spain I order to preserve unity among the compatriots and that despite their parting of ways, he had the highest regard or him.
Farewell to Europe
* October 3, 1891- Rizal left Ghent for Paris to say goodbye to the Lunas, the Pardo De Taveras, the Venturas and other friends. After he then proceeded by train to Marseilles.
* October 18, 1891- Rizal boarded the steamer Melbourne bound for Hong Kong. Where he brought with him 600 copies of El Filibusterismo there were 80 first class passengers’s—mostly Europeans, including two Spaniards and Rizal was the only Asian among them. As usual, he amazed he’s fellow passengers because of his knowledge of many languages and skills in sketching.
Rizal’s encounter to the German ladies
During the trip to Hong kong on board the Melbourne ship an incident happen to Rizal where a g
Arrived in Hong Kong
* November 20, 1891- Rizal’s arrival in Hong Kong. he was welcomed by the Filipino residents and especially his old friend, jose ma. Basa.
* He established his residence at No. 5 D’ Aguilar street and opened his medical clinic at No. 2 Rednaxola Terrace.
* December 1, 1891- he wrote his parents asking permission to return home.
* December 1, 1891- Manuel T. Hidalgo sent him a letter relating the sad news the “deportation of 25 persons from Calamba including father, Neneng, Sisa, Lucia, Paciano and the rest of us”.
Family reunion in Hong Kong
* Before Christmas of 1891- Rizal was very happy by the arrival of his father, brother , Silvestre... [continues]
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