Rizal left Europe for Hong Kong, where he lived from November, 1891 to June, 1892. His reasons for leaving Europe were life was unbearable in Europe because of his political differences with M.H. Del Pilar and other Filipinos in Spain to be near his idolized Philippines and family.
October 18, 1891- Rizal boarded the steamer Melbourne bound for Hong Kong.
November 20, 1891-Rizal arrived in Hong Kong. He was welcomed by Jose Ma. Basa
Rizal established his residence at No. 5 D’ Aguilar Street No. 2 Rednaxola Terrace, where he alsoopened his medical clinic
December 1, 1891- Rizal wrote his parents asking their permission to return home.
“deportation of twenty-five persons from Calamba, including father, Neneng, Sisa, Lucia, Paciano and the rest of us.”
On the same date, his brother-in-law, Manuel T. Hidalgo, sent him a letter relating the sad news of the,
The Christmas of 1891 in Hong Kong was one of the happiest Yuletide celebrations in Rizal’s life: For he had a happy family reunion.
Afterwards his mother and sister Lucia, Josefa, and Trinidad also arrived.
To earn a living for himself and for his family, Rizal practiced medicine.
Dr. Lorenzo P. Marques- a Portuguese physician, who became Rizal’s friend and admirer, who helped him to build up a wide clientele. In recognition of Rizal’s skill as an ophthalmic surgeon, he turned over to him many of his eye cases.