Yes yes yes! You nailed it! We did this last year, and found our way through the same things you mentioned above. “The novelty of the small interactions outside of work make remote work extremely satisfying”… that’s the single greatest wisdom here. Challenges of connectivity, living/eating and getting around are unique to each person & place and work themselves out, but pursuing human connections is a must. Learning the local language, even getting to the point you can read the alphabet, will help immensely.
Technical tip: bring your own pocket WiFi router if you can find one on the right bandwidth for the local carrier. Getting a SIM card is much cheaper than the US, but carriers charge US prices or more for hardware.