Ko Samui is an island on the east cost of Thailand and it's a second biggest island in Thai kingdom. Pha Ngan is a much smaller island not far from Ko Samui, and it's mostly known for its Full Moon Party. I'd got a lot of positive feedback about those islands from my friends, so I finally decided to visit Ko Samui and Pha Ngan for a few days.
Thailand has been a popular destination for the remote workers in the last decade, mostly because it can offer a good mix of warm weather, reasonable prices and welcoming culture. Cost of living is a topic that constantly pops up in conversations with my friends and colleagues who live in other countries and consider visiting Phuket or even stay there for a few months.