Rizal: His Travel and Experiences

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Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda as born on June 19, 1861 at Calamba, Laguna. His second house was in Binan Laguna where he had his early education

He also studied in Sto. Tomas and Ateneo

Rizal could no longer bear the discrimination in University of Sto. Tomas thus he decided to go abroad. His purposes are : to finish hi medical studies, to study liberalism, culture, and what kind of government do other countries have.

On May 3, 1882, Rizal left Philippines for the first time to Spain. He boarded the Salvadora using a passport of Jose Mercado, which was procured for him by his uncle Antonio Rivera, father of Leonor Rivera. He use this name due to not so good publicity of their family name and on May 9, 1882 Rizal arrived at Singapore.

May 11, 1882-- In Singapore, Rizal boarded the boat Djemnah to continue his trip to Spain. He found the boat clean and well kept.

This is the picture of Singapore’s Botanical gardens happens to be Rizal’s favorite destination in Singapore. In his diary he observed the garden’s, “cleanliness and orderliness…numerous plants with labels beside them”. In his second visit to the islands he also made fascinating notes – which only goes to illustrate his passion in botany. Pepe was said to have visited Singapore’s botanical garden three times, even in one of his shortest stopover to the port colony he still managed to find time to see it. This is the reason why the Singaporean authorities originally wanted to erect the plaque of Rizal [part of their  program called “friends to our shores”] in the garden but later decided to put it in the greens of Asian Civilization Museum, On May 17, 1882, Rizal arrived at Punta de Gales and went to Colombo.

Rizal Suite - Number 305, Grand Oriental Hotel, York Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

On June 2, 1882, he arrived at the Suez Canal en route to Marseilles and the next day he was quarantined for three (3) days on board the Djemnah in the Suez Canal.

Rizal in Barcelona, Spain
 
On June 11, 1882, Rizal reached Naples and Marseilles and he visited Chateau d ‘if

On June 16, 1882 ,12:00 noon, Rizal arrived at Barcelona and boarded in the Fonda De España.

Spain- Rizal visited many places of Spain where he make friends, met significant people , and continue his studies in the arts and sciences.

RIZAL’S SHIP IN SUEZ CANAL

Barcelona

Madrid

On August 20, 1882, His article "Amor Patrio" was published in the Diarong Tagalog, it is a Manila newspaper edited by Basilio Teodoro. This was the First article he wrote abroad.

On June 17-21, 1883 - August 2,1883) Rizal arrived at Paris and with Felipe Zamora and Cunanan, He visited the Leannec Hospital to observe how Dr,Nicaise treated his patients. After watching Dr. Duply, he went to the Jardin d’ Acclimatation situated outside the Paris in the Forest of Bologna. He found there plants of all species and the rarest and most beautiful birds. .

Rizal Back in Madrid
 
On August 20, 1883, Rizal was back in Madrid from his summer vacation in Paris. There he enrolled at the central Universidad de Madrid for the second course in medicine  And on the 28th of Sepetember, Rizal proposed to the member of the Circulo assembled in the house of the Pateros, the publication of a book by association. This idea became the embryo of this first novel Noli Me Tangere  

 On October 1, 1885
Rizal planned to leave Madrid by the middle of the month. He intended to go to Germany to learn the German language and to study advance course of ophthalmology.

 Rizal in France

 December 4, 1885, he was practicing ophthalmology with Dr. Weeker atthe Crugen Clinic, and on January 1, 1886, Rizal represented...
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