November 1891 to June 1892 - after the publication of El Filibusterismo, Rizal left Europe and lived in Hongkong.<br />His Reasons for leaving Europe:<br /><ul><li>Life was unbearable in Europe due to his political differences with M.H. del Pilar and other Filipinos in Spain.
To be near his beloved Philippines and family.</li></li></ul><li>October 18, 1891 - Rizal left for Hongkong.<br />There were 80 first-class passengers.<br />Father Fuchs - a Tyrolese, he enjoyed playing chess.<br />November 20, 1891 - Rizal arrived in Hongkong.<br />Jose Ma. Basa- welcomed Rizal in Hongkong.<br />Manuel T. Hidalgo - sent him a letter relating the sad news of the “deportation of twenty-five persons from Calamba”.<br />
Dr. Lorenzo P. Marquez - A Portuguese physician who became his friend and admirer, helped him to build up a wide clientele.<br />Chinese, British, Portuguese, and Americans <br />- patients of Rizal in Hongkong.<br />Mr. Edward Bousted- Adelina’sfather wrote a letter praising Rizal for practicing his medical profession.<br />Dr. Ariston Bautista Lin - sent him a congratulatory letter and a book on Diagnostic Pathology by Dr. H. Virchow. And another medical book entitled TraiteDiagnostique by Mesnichock.<br />
Don Antonio Vergel de Dios - offered his services for the purchase of medical books and instruments which might need in his profession.<br />Dr. Geminiano de Ocampo- distinguished Filipino ophthalmologist. <br />Rizal’s friends in Europe who endorsed his Borneo project:<br />1. Juan Luna 3. Lopez Jaena<br />2. Antonio Luna 4. Dr. Bautista Lin<br />M. T. Hidalgo - Rizal’s brother in law, objected to the colonization project.<br />
Rizal’s writings in Hongkong:<br /><ul><li>AngmgaKarapatan Nang Tao -The Rights of Man
Constitution and By-Laws of the LigaFilipina</li></li></ul><li>Reasons why Rizal made up his mind to return Manila:<br /><ul><li>To confer with Governor Despujolregarding his Borneo colonization project